I was looking at a knife rev posts elsewhere online and realizing, if I had to do it again, I would suggest a different route! I upgraded my blades, then realized I wanted/needed to become a better sharpener. I learned how to sharpen/tweak fit and finish on a blade/rehandle knives after I started upgrading. 1) take whatever knife you have, and learn how to sharpen first. Once you can maintain a hair popping 1k, you will be ready to assess and maintain peak performance of high end knives as to not get diminishing returns on your investment. 2) Then upgrade. Am I crazy?