I'm a newbie to the whole Cutlery world.
And to show you how much of a newbie I am, I purchased a Henckels International block set from Macy's 4 years ago and have been content with it at home. Just recently, the missies has been asking for a new set of knives and in the process of looking for one I found out that the ones we have are "fake" Henckels. Looking to redeem my mistake, I started my research which led me to this wonderful forum.
Anyways, I was looking to get a great Chef's Knife with roughly a $200 budget. So I was looking at getting the Henckels Twin Cermax chef's knife but got side tracked by all the commotion about Japanese Knives and started looking into Shun.
I've heard a lot of good reviews about the Elite series by Shun but I've also heard that Shun was discontinuing it for some reason.
Anyone know why?
Also, I was able to find a steal of a deal from Amazon for the Shun SG0404 Elite 8-Inch Chef's Knife.
It was such a good deal that I'm a little worried that it might be a false ad or another fake.
- I'm getting fooled again. Is this the real deal knife? Or is the model# SG0404 some inferior tag (i.e. International tag by Henckels)
- It must be fake. I'm not sure how the counterfeit market is on knives but I'm assuming that it exists. Once I receive, how do I tell if it's the real deal?
- It must be defected. What should I look for when examining it for defect so I can return within the return policy time frame?
and if all is good
- What sharpening/honing steel should I get for it?
Here's the link to the product. I know it's Amazon but the vendor was not Amazon which is why I'm a little worried.