So my fiance and I are registering for our wedding and neither of us know anything about knives. I probably won't end up answering these right...you can tell I'm a newbie. Can you give me some suggestions?
What type of knife(s) do you think you want?
Well, we have nothing except a cheap paring knife...so the utter basics
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing?
We have no knives (soon to be newlyweds, never lived on our own)
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
I don't have any so I'm going to write in general
Aesthetics-I like "pretty colorful things" (like the New West Knifeworks Fusionworks ones...gorgeous colored handles) but honestly, it doesn't matter.
Ease of Use-Easy to use is best?
Comfort-I don't know.
What grip do you use?
What kind of cutting motion do you use?
Where do you store them?
We were going to get a block but it depends what fits in the kitchenette we'll have once married.
Have you ever oiled a handle?
No but I'm sure I could learn! (I'm sure it's not that hard.)
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use?
I'm asking for a wooden one, though I think all we currently have is plastic.
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing?
My dad always used a honing rod so that's what I'm most familiar with.
Have they ever been sharpened?
I don't know how to sharpen but I could learn from my dad.
What is your budget?
Ummm...Under $400 for all? We are registering for them but I don't want people to think we're being "ridiculous", especially since we are both young and neither of us have cooked a ton.
What do you cook and how often?
I don't know; we'll probably be cooking lots of "cheap stuff" for a while. (Beans, rice, on-sale chicken, veggies/fruits as well). He likes stir fry or anything with soy sauce.
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)?
I have teeny teeny hands, about 6" from base to tip, so anything with a ginormous handle is probably not going to work too well.
Thanks! Sorry...like I said, I know diddly squat. He's the chef out of the two of us but a.he also knows nothing about knives and b.I know I'll learn to cook as well. I was looking at the Zwilling JA Henckel (NOT the international!) or a Wustof but I know nothing.