ok, so heres the deal; I;m moving to my new place in a week and as a housewarming gift my grandparents got me a giftcard to william-sonoma...
Just lurking around differnet knife fourms this store is what i thought it was, they sell nice kitchenware, at very high markup prices, and you can
probably get just as good if not better quality things elsewhere for cheaper. Now I am in the market for some new knifes. And the only two ones
that W-S carries that catch my eye are the Global and Shun. Now I'm not an expert cook by any means, but i know some of the basics. In terms
of sharpening I have some minor expericne from working at a local butchers shop when i was in highschool, but it doesnt go much further from that.
Here are the two sets i was looking at, First is the global
and here is the Shun
Now the only reason its between these two is becuase well I have a gift-card to the place, If it was something else then i would probably look elsewhere.
I'm assuming that both of these companies make good knifes, I'm guessing there is considerable markup and both seem to be the commerical "high-end" japenese knifes
I am getting these (as there is really nothing else at W-S I need/want) with the knowledge that I will eventually buy other knifes not from W-S, and i will buy them individualy
In terms of which set I think the paring knifes are basiclly the same, so the differnece comes down to the Utility and chefs/santoku. I am actually more comftorable
using a Santoku style knife, but from what I've read it seems like as i learn more and cook more i will come to perfer a chefs knife. Does anyone have any experince w/ these 2 knifes? In terms of the utility it says that the Shun is a serrated utility knife, even though in the picture it doesn't look serated, I will defantiley have use for a serrated knife, but i think it would be serrations simmilar to a bread knife.
in general what would you guys suggest?
Also on a side note i like the look of the globals more (gotta look good for the babes), however does anyone have experince in usuing them? The grips look a lot differnt that many other knives,=