Well, my son in now hooked on "sharp things." I came here thinking I'd be able to figure out what two knives would be the best bang for the buck. What I got was way too much information and my son now tells me that we need MUCH bigger knives than anything we've used before and we need whetstones and strops and other sharpening gizmos... He's also telling me that new knives aren't even sharp. I haven't bought too many knives but they are pretty much all sharp when you them, aren't they? Anyway, I've never used anything bigger than a chef's knife but I'm open to learning new ways to do things, if they are going to be better. Some of the videos of you guys cutting things up are amazing. What would it take to be able to do that? Oh, this is getting too long... Sorry!