I have a few more questions that went unanswered from the others in my follow up questions. Could you help with these too?
These are from the same post. Thank you!
Since I have no experience with a sharpening stone, would be be better to learn to use one or to just stick with one of those roll types?
Is there a difference with the Torijo knives that have English printing on them vs. the ones with the Japanese writing?
I've tried my best to do research on the knives from this site, as well as the knives recommended to me here. I also talked to a friend of mine who is a local chef and he suggested that I not buy online. He recommended going to local stores and feel the handles of the knives, something I couldn't do online. So I did this at a store that only carried Henckels, Shun and Global (as compared to what this site carries). Of all the knives, the feel I liked best is the Henckels Profection. Based on the statistical information, the Henckels does not quite measure up to the Torijo DP nor the Richmond Artifex. Also, the Henckels is only carried here in a 2 piece set:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/profection2pc.html
So, I could either get the Henckels from the local store (it is on clearance - I'm guessing its an older model) for $84. Or take a risk on buying online here of the two other brands, which on paper appear to be better knives. But, I have no idea how they feel until I get it. Do you agree that knowing the feel of the knife is better than taking a risk with one that you may not like once you hold it?