What type of knife(s) do you think you want? Wa-Petty 120/150mm with Saya
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing? Replacing Scanpan Block set. Already have Gyuto's, Nakiri and Santoku. This one is for the Mrs
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
Edge Quality/Retention- She has chipped the scanpans several times by chopping on the marble counter top
Ease of Use- N/A
Comfort- Slippery when wet
What grip do you use? She uses hammer grip
What kind of cutting motion do you use? Push cut
Where do you store them? This one will be stored in a drawer
Have you ever oiled a handle? No
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use? She uses small poly boards if at all
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing? Was honing Scanpans for her but will sharpen on synthetics/J-nats and strop on leather
Have they ever been sharpened? Yes, on DMT8C and Naniwa 1k
What is your budget? $150 inc Saya
What do you cook and how often? I do most of the cooking but she will use this mainly for fruit and veg and occasional proteins. She is scared of large knives but I think she will warm to the Nakiri I got from Maxim
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)? Edge retention over aesthetics or price. Doesn't need to be razor sharp but do want durable. Must have Saya. She is rough on the knives but has shown an interest in the new J-Knives I have and this makes me think she will treat a new Wa-Petty with more respect than she has shown previously...