Lots of great comments in this thread, thanks to evetyone who replied. I even came to know about a couple makers who I had never heard of before. I wasn't aware that there were different "flavours" of INFI, so that is interesting to know. Also, the comments about handles not being comfortable doesn't surprise me much, given the way they look. After reading all of this and looking through pictures and ads, I think I am most drawn to the Busse Basic series, and maybe an 11" blade. Anyone have thoughts about this one? What's a fair price to pay?