Looking to get a couple of Victorinox rosewoods (a 10 inch chef and a paring knife for now) for me and my wife. Currently using some very blunt generic supermarket-bought knives that are bordering on dangerous. I would get 'better' but I fear my wife wouldn't baby the knives as much as I would. I figured I would get a honing steel and a Norton India stone whilst I am at it. I can source the knives and the India stone quite easily but I am having trouble deciding on a steel.
I have seen the Idahone recommended a lot here but cannot find anyone who sells it over here. Any recommendations that won't break the bank? I am a bit wary of shelling out on expensive equipment that I rarely get to use as it is!
Any other items to recommend or points anyone would like to raise to a 'beginner'?
Thanks in advance.