Unashamedly, I'm a noob with all these fancy knives.
The reason I ended up here is because I've been trying to find out about the sense in buying a particular knfie set.
My girlfriend and I have been thinking for quite a while about getting a Global knife set (I know, I know).
We have so far not pushed the button on a purchase, but something which spurred me on to do some research is the fact I have some vouchers for a well known UK supermarket chain, and that there is a Global promo on a particular knife block which gives me double value on my vouchers on the set.
Ie - I have about £50 sterling in vouchers (£100 due to the promo) which will reduce the block price from £300 to £200.
I know that Global seem to be fairly well regarded (even if they aren't crazy brilliant) - but could I spend my £200 better?
Here's the set here.
18cm G-55 chefs knife
16cm GS-61 bread/sandwich knife
16cm GS-5 vegetable knife
8cm Gsf-46 peeling knife
11cm Gsf-49 utility knife
From calculation, individually this set is worth approximately £295 based solely on the knives sold separately.
The block I guess you get for free more or less from your £300 current retail price.
At that price I don't think it represents value given that ordinarily I probably don't need all of these knives and thus wouldn't buy them, all things being equal.
But at £200 - is this a worthwhile purchase, and at this price point can I do better? (ie a smaller group of knives but better performance - or whatever)
I've read up some of "An Edge in the kitchen" - I'm about a third through it, so I've found out some interesting stuff about knives and knife manufacture and so on.
But I'm still at a bit of a loss regarding these knives.
Especially given that the largest knife is the Cooks knife - the G55 and not the recommended G2 in the "An Edge in the Kitchen" book.
So - apologies for the lengthy opening post, and apologies that it's a question.
Thanks in advance!