So this is my first time posting here and after looking through this thread, I decided to post looking for some input on buying new knives. I am a line cook(4 years now) who recently acquired his first sous chef position and my parents gave me money to put towards new knives. I currently have a decent set of 10 Mercer knives. they've been great! they've kept their edge, they've all in all have taken me far. At first i was looking at the Shun Premier knives. One of the chefs I used to work for had them and i got to use it a few times and they were amazing. But after reading reviews here and talking to other chef's i know, i now have reservations. I am looking for a set of knives (or a really good chef's knife) that will retain their age that I can also do really delicate work with. I am open to all input!! send me links or whatever info you have!!!