I have enjoyed reading the forum, and although I don't post much, I enjoy absorbing all the good advice offered here. I have a number of small and medium size busses and have the itch for a larger version. There are a number nice ffbms and one or 2 nmfbms floating around the used market; I just wondered how experienced users would compare the two. I really prefer satin blades. Also, although I know those of you who are dedicated heavy duty choppers will disagree, but I find knives that are really blade heavy to feel a bit clumsy. The overall weight is less important than the balance to me. Feel free to offer a vote and rational for any other Mistress of your preference.