I recently started working at a pan-Asian restaurant and am looking to get a few new knives.
I've held the Shun Edo chef's knife before and the handle is very comfortable for me and how I grip a knife.
My only issue with the knife is that I'm currently living in Europe and it's exclusively available through Williams-Sonoma. So there's shipping, tax, etc to worry about, all before I get the knife.
I don't mind paying the money for the knife - but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with this particular knife and if it is worth $300 (what it will cost me to buy, ship, etc). Also, if anyone knows of another brand which has a similar handle/grip structure as the Edo please let me know so I can look into them.
Finally, I am looking for value - I don't mind if a knife requires a lot of upkeep - but is a Shun considerably sharper, more durable, etc than a Victorinox?
Thanks for any help you can offer.