Gidday all. In the grand scheme of people in this forum i am an absolute amatuer, albeit a n enthusiastic one. Im a kiwi living in melbourne australia. Only been cooking for about 5 years but loving it more and more, starting to become a bonafide hobby. And with that i am starting to aquire some better tools. Just got a big boos block. Never realised you could get this much enjoyment from inanimate objects!
Now, Knives. Just got the one decent one, global 8 inch. Was very close to buying a set of shun premiers but upon reading am thinking of individuals. now i know you all get this alot, but someone please just tell me straight up what i should get. i need a chefs knife, paring, medium/utility, a bread knife, and a honing steel. (ill get onto whetstones after). I can get all that in the shun premier for around 600, so thats my budget. i prefer japanese, (takedas especially). ive been looking for ages, they all have good reviews, and all are probably good enough for me, i just want the best for the money i have. I suppose the chefs knife is most important so could skimp on quality in the others... Thanks!