We've recently moved into our first home together and buying all new kitchen equipment. We're strong believers in paying more now for future proofing and investment. We're reasonably experienced and enjoy cooking, but have to date put up with a mismatch of VERY cheap knives (take IKEA as an example :level. Could you recommend a knife block set of circa 6-9 knives? Budget is around £500 ($800). I've been tempted by a Wuhstof set, however have been reading more about Japanese knives around here. Although don't see much as far as a set goes with a block? We also like the mass of European knives, something that I don't think Japanese knives have?