Hi there! I was close to getting Robert Welch Knives... I just like the looks of them and read some good reviews. However, I think they're a bit light (I tend to prefer a heavier knife) I ran across the Tamahagane San Tsubame Knives... http://www.cutleryandmore.com/tamahagane-san-tsubame-pakkawood I think they're gorgeous... however, I cannot really find any thoughts/reviews on them. I found a review of the plain Tamahagane San (non patterned blade, little different) -- their complaint was the blade was a bit thin and slightly flexible and the knife was lighter. According to the description on C&M, the Hammered Blade tapers less and is heavier so I'm wondering if that would fix that issue. Anyone have experience with them? I also ran across a review of the Wusthof Ikon Creme - which basically said they're a great knife. I want something that looks a little different than the usual, which is another reason I think I'm drawn to these three. I would appreciate and welcome your comments and thoughts... Thanks in advance!