Hi Everyone, I am new on the site. I am a pastry chef so this has been tasked to me. We run a non profit scholarship foundation helping with classroom equipment and scholarships for high school vocational programs and this year our top two applicants were both culinary, One culinary and one baking. Part of the scholarship we awarded is a professional knife set. We have set a limit of $500 and would like to get them knife bags/ rolls, and a few necessary knifes. I want something sturdy and that will be a good knife for a ling time to come. i have been talking to all my chef friends about what they like and have and global comes up a lot but seem to be a little our price range. I have F. Dicks and I love them but am hearing that in the chef side they are to heavy and thick bladed and most dont like them. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.