I am looking to buy either a Shun knife block set or a few Shun knives individually for a friend who
is a 3rd year apprentice chef in her final year.
Now from reading various chef/knife forums, Shun knives do not seem to get alot of love. However my friend has
her heart set on Shun.
I would really appreciate some input on the following from anyone who has professionally used or has knowledge of Shun knives:
1. Which Shun series to get? (The person in question will be a Chef by the end of the year). I've seen:
-Shun Ken Onion
I know this might come down to personal preference, but overall which would suit a new Chef the best? What are the
advantages/disadvantages of each series
2. Knife block set or Individually selected knives?
Having no knowledge of Chef knives I am not sure if the knives that come in the knife block sets would be
adequate for her. What would you recommend? Getting a 9-11 piece knife block set or selecting individual knives?
If individual knives is the way to go, which knives and accessories should an average Chef always have in their collection?
(Money isn't an issue)
Thanks in advance for any advice.