I am a home cook, and I really enjoy cooking and baking. I have been using a set of Saber knives from Costco to tie me over. I thought that it might take a year or two. However, it has taken me a little over six years of pinching and saving to get to my current budget. In any event, I have about $2300 cash to spend on everything. I can go as high as $3000, but it has to be for good reason. In any event, I have composed a list of knives and accessories that I believe is a good start. I currently have no experience sharpening my own knives, but I am excited to learn and try. The main reason why I am writing this is because I am having a hard time identifying what chef’s knife that I should purchase and other knives that I might need. I do not have a preference for carbon or stainless, and I am aware of their pros and cons. I appreciate any advice and thank you so appreciably for your input.
Misono moly Bread Knife
Gesshin Ginga 180mm Stainless Petty
Ginga Chinese cleaver #6
Pierre Rodrigue fork
Boardsmith 2" x 18" x 24" Walnut cutting board