Comparing Cutco to Boze is an insult to Boze. And I agree with people's opinion re Boze. Every proud Cutco owner I run into was sold a set by a relative who later quit. I'm amused when people refer to their Cutco knives with a level of reverence that we 'in the know' might reserve for Kramers, Carters, Devin Thomas (and Nubatama
) and other high end knifemakers on CKTG.
I really can't say I'm a Shun hater. Shun's are a gateway drug to Japanese knives. They are designed quite well for the American market. Globals - not a knife that suits my tastes at all.
Audio - yea I used to be an audio nut too years ago, when Carver and Phase linear meant more to me than Hattori Takeda and Moritaka. I have a friend who's a tube amp nut with an entire 2 car garage full of them and an office so full of them that it's hard to spot him in his own office
I even sold him an old Tektronix oscilloscope so he could salvage the tubes out of it. I did do a fair amount of analog and digital signal processing years ago, but that was back when you wrote your own FFTs and digital filtration algorithms and wire wrapped your own boards.