i am getting interested in knives... i know some basics, but am stumped by the metals and how the knives are forged. I also know that different brands, like pots and pans, use different formulas. My question is - can anyone point me to some sort of basic text or videos i can study to begin from the ground up, so to speak? I feel like i'm just getting opinions on "which knife is better because.." I know we all have opinions - especially the manufacturers. I'd like to form my own opinion, but can't find anything to begin a basic steel education for myself. I feel like i missed the basics, but everyone is telling me which knife to buy because THEY say it's best!