A few years ago I needed new chef knives.Our Butcher recommended this brand it's what he uses in his shop.
Victorinox Swiss Army - Cutlery - Rosewood 3-piece set
The craftsmanship on those is outstanding.The handles are tough,but lightweight, I don't really feel the weight of the handles.I let the blade do it's job.
My wrists don't get tired after cutting up raw meat or veggies.
Keeping them honed is a breeze.Sometimes I think the sharpness of them could be toned down just a bit.They are extremely sharp and stay sharp.
My husband tunes mine up once a month.I use them every day.
I have that set,plus a few others,they all fit into my old block it's just a standard one.Nothing fancy.
The knives aren't exactly cheap,but they are well worth every dime.