What type of knife(s) do you think you want?
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing?
My wife has given me the green light for spending more on knives! I'm returning the global I purchased and want a vegetable cleaver to replace it.
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
I don't care too much for the handle. I want something that looks traditional.
I want something that will be easy to sharpen and hold a good edge. Must be a significant upgrade from the global.
Ease of Use-
I don't cook a lot, once a day usually during the weekdays and maybe a few times on the weekend. I do want something that feels good in the hand and prefer a Wa handle.
What grip do you use?
What kind of cutting motion do you use?
Push cut, draw, rocking. Still learning, but I like rocking the least.
Where do you store them?
Knife block. Plan on purchasing a strip.
Have you ever oiled a handle?
No, but I oil my board.
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use?
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing?
I have a spyderco Sharpmaker. I will be purchasing a 1k stone alongside the new knife. I also plan on adding a strop.
Have they ever been sharpened?
Touched up the Global a tad on the flat side of the fine stones and used a honing rod.
What is your budget?
What do you cook and how often?
I am on a diet and it consist of lean meats, mostly fish, and vegetables. I usually will bake the fish and sauté vegetables. I do this for dinner and lunch meals during the week. On the weekend I try to get more adventurous. I like to slow cook on the weekend, lots of roasts and such. However I'm trying to branch out and learn a variety of things.
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)?
I'm in the US and would prefer to buy from one of the supported vendors. This has caught my eye. I don't want a Gyuto necessarily. I have considered a Santoku, but from what I have read, that type of knife doesn't excel at any particular task. Overall I'm looking for something that will cut veggies well. If that happens to be a Gyuto, I'm willing to listen to reason.