Hello, Following the "death" of a 8" K-Sabatier au carbone (builders put it to work opening paint cans, the b******s!), I'm looking for a replacement knife, primarily for use by my other half. She was fundamentally very happy with the old sabatier (right length/weight/stiffness/profile, and appropriate degree of robustness), she just is not so mindful of the carbon steel ;-). So, we need something similar, in stainless. The two obvious choices are a stainless K-Sabatier (which I can pick up for about £36), or something like a Zwilling Henckels Professional S, which looks similar in weight/profile to the Sabatier, as opposed to e.g. a Wusthof. The thing is, this is almost double the price! Question is, has anyone got any experience with both these knives? Is the Henckels worth double? Sabatier carbon steel is great but I haven't found much positive said about the stainless versions. Any opinions welcome. As background, we have a good number of knives, mostly Japanese or French, in a mix of stainless & carbon steels. My sharpening skills, using Japanese waterstones, are good. Japanese stainless is out of the question for this (needs to be more chip resistant and capable of taking more abuse than I'd be happy seeing a gyuto take). Apart from a couple of stamped Victorinox knives, I have zero experience with higher end forged German knives. Thanks for any help! PS I'm primarily interested in how well the edge performs: ease of sharpening, edge retention, etc.