Scot living in America, seeking advice on kitchen knives on a shaving forum, gets lured down another rabbit hole by some guy called Jim.
As far as knives go....
I have two 18 year old chef's knives bought at great expense in Marks and Spencers.
some big pink chef's knifey thingy, probably from Target.
Assorted multicolored small vegetable knives.
And the usual assortment of miscellaneous knives picked up here and there, the only one of which I ever use is a 2 inch long picking/paring knife that I bought to cut cheese in a little town on the banks of the Dordogne.