Hello everyone! I'm about to buy my first knife set!!! I found two very good offers for a block set, I need help to decide:
-Zwilling Four Star 10 pieces block, 258€ (original price 459€): 4" pairing knife, 2 3/4" parer/boner knife, 5" serrated utility knife, 8" carving knife, 8" chef knife, 7" carving fork, 8" bread knife, 10" steel, 8" kitchen shears, wood block
-Zwilling Four Star II 8 pieces block, 219€ (original price 369€): 4" pairing knife, 5" serrated utility knife, 6" sandwich knife, 8" chef knife, 8" bread knife, 9" steel (lower quality), 8" kitchen shears (lower quality), wood block
If the series was exactly the same there's no doubt the 10 pieces block would be the best offer. My indecision comes from the fact that I don't know what difference is there between the Four Star series and the updated Four Star II. From what I read on the internet the only difference is the steel capsule at the end of the handle, which is supposed to improve weight and balance. If that's the only difference I think the 10 pieces set is still the best choice... Or not? Are there any more differences? Which set do you suggest (between these two, I'm on a budget and where I live these are the only good offers)?
Thank you for your feedback!