This is my first post so please be patient if something is in the wrong spot or is in any other way wrong.
I want to give knives as present to a friend.
He cooks at home and likes good quality knives as he appreciates the difference they make to preparation.
So much so that he has personally given quite a few knives sets as gift.
He now uses global bought a few years back and i'd like to buy a good set for him spending around usd500 or a little more for 3 basic knives.
I would like to get the damascus as he has tried a Yaxell Ran Santoku knife and likes the cutting and hestetic qualities.
As some very knowledgable people in this forum are strongly against the Shuns i would like to consider the following:
Amy other suggestion?
Also i'd like to consider other 'pretty' knives that arenot damascus but are good looking enough to have a very hestetic appeal.
Among these i put the I.O.Shen and the Tamahagane.
Any suggestion or tip will be greatly appreciated.