What type of knife(s) do you think you want? Shun Santoku
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing? It would be a start to my first better knife set, but it would be replacing cheap throw away knives that ive collected over the years
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
Ease of Use-
What grip do you use? Grip? I've been playing with the pinch grip but haven't mastered anything
What kind of cutting motion do you use? chopping/rocking
Where do you store them? mag bar
Have you ever oiled a handle? nope
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use? Birch
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing? yup, cheap knives, so nothing
Have they ever been sharpened? ....should they have been?
What is your budget? 120-180
What do you cook and how often? I cook every night at home, but don't use knives for work
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)? I would like to stick with the Santoku style as its going to be my only good knife for 6 months to a year, gonna build a set slowly but surely. Oh and I dislike how Global knifes feels in my hand, whereas the Shun is quite comfortable with its extremely oddly shaped handle.