I found the handle on Furi knives shit me to tears. Just plain uncomfortable to use. But as others have said, you really need to hold a knife to see if it suits. I use Global as part of my everyday tools. Not everyone finds them comfortable, but I can use them all day every day without any problems. But if you don't want to spend a lot of money on knives, don't. The best knife to buy is the one you'll use. Fine if you want something fancy to sit on your benchtop for people to look at, but the knives I use most in my kitchen are a couple of $10 cleaver shaped pressed steel things that I bought at the local Asian grocery store. They don't hold an edge long but as the steel is so soft it takes one minute on a whetstone to bring it back. Sure, they're not precision cutting and slicing equipment but they do the job.