Not sure which posts you are referring to.
Am now. Caught Season 1, liked it but wondered if Chang was/is always hammered? Local PBS did not air season 2. Saw Kentucky Episode (Season 3?) 2day.
I've got some cheap knives that are very thin and cut reasonably well even when quite dull. They work fine for a lot of things.
No joy on Smply Ming here. Did see that Mind of a Chef is back. Watched Kentucky. Liked.
Thanks for prompting me to look.
Then why do you need anything else in the house other than butter knives.