Hello all, a friend of mine directed me to this site as I am in the market to get a new knife and replace many of the common supermarket blades. I am an RN here in BC so as much as i would love to steal multiple scalpels and take them in to my kitchen, don't think it would be a good idea
With that said, both my wife and I are big foodies and cook all the time, cooking and the kitchen as two major components of my life. My wife is 10 weeks pregnant now so she has told me to buy the knife I have been yearning for before the baby comes and we change focus lol.
I am looking for something in the 200-250ish range in cost, and plan on using it for basically everything in the kitchen. I have a few Shun knifes from a sale on amazon a while back (90 bucks for the paring knife and utility knife shipped so couldnt say no) but I have my reservations about going to their 8 inch chefs knife despite being marked down to 180 as the ken onion line is no longer going to be made.
I do not have any reservations on using any one knife or another, but I really want a solid knife that will be with me for a long time. I have reasonable skills with a steel and also stone for sharpening, but I WOULD LOVE some guidance because after looking through this site (and being impressed) i find myself a little overwhelmed.
Thanks in advance for your time, cheers