I'm a knife newbie who wants to start collecting a quality set of kitchen knives. Like a fool, I impulse bought a Calphalon LX 3.5" parer and 7" utility knife last weekend without doing any research first or knowing anything about what to look for. Now I'd like to know what I bought.
Does anyone have any experience with these knives or know what kind of steel they are made of? Are they decent knives, or did I just buy junk?
The tip of the 7" utility knife already got bent just from carrying it home in my suitcase. I thought they were packed fairly well, wrapped about 2.5" thick in butcher paper, but perhaps I underestimated the capabilities of airline baggage handlers.