I know there is a lot of info on knives here, but here is my dilemma. This will be my first "expensive" knife purchase so I am looking at eithor a chefs or a santoku, but where can I try out or at least handle different knife brands? I am thinking Wusthof, Messermeister, Global and Shun. Any other recomendations? I would like to spend $100 or under. I have a beautiful Messermeister Knife case waiting to be filled! I am really just beginning to learn culinary art by using the book " On Cooking" and am taking classes from "Cooking with the Best Chefs" at local restaurants. I really appreciate all of your help and I am so thrilled to see people other than professional chefs that love to learn and enjoy everything about cooking!