What would you recommend to friends?
I have a couple neighbors and friends who have wanted to get into Japanese knives. Some have gone ahead and bought a gyuto and a stone, but I was wondering what people here would think is a complete starter set up.
Let's say a budget of $300-$400 for everything.
What I've been thinking of is:
Gyuto - Fujiwara Carbon Gyuto 240mm, $83.00
Paring - Fujiwara Stainless Petty 120mm, $42.00
Sujihiki -Fujiwara Carbon Sujihiki 270mm, $82.00
Stainless petty because, at least for me, I use it with acidic ingredients far more than a suji or a gyuto.
Bester 1200x Water Stone - $48.00
Suehiro Rika 5000x WaterStone w/base - $50.00
That comes out to $305, what do you guys think of the set up and what would you change? Higher quality gyuto perhaps?