For my Q I have Forchner with the fibrox handles. They are very affordible and do a great job. Since you are in KC got to Ambrosi Bros. on 32nd Main. They have the best seclection of knive and will sell you what you need. Plus they are the place to go to get them sharpened. I go ever 6 months to a year and use a diamond steel on them before I use them. That makes it go through the meat "like butter". If you want to go high end they have those knives too.
High end German (my favorite)
Best Jap blades IMHO
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