I have a set of Henckels... They're okay, but mine are the "made in China" variety. I think Shuns are supposed to be top of the line... buy separately and wisely to get the best deal, there. Basically, you at least want some knives that are good enough to last to being honed and/or sharpened.
There's a "Good Eats" episode on knives. May want to watch that. Seemed like sane advice.
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