J Knife noob here. I started off getting online a few weeks ago to figure out which German knife set I wanted. And I finish up here today ready to start my collection with two J knives that cost more than the set I wanted. There is some intense knowledge here on this forum and thanks to you all I didn't make the mistake of purchasing that set.
I am just a home cook and avid griller and smoker (Big Green Egg) and I like to have nice tools when I cook, work, etc. Of course I like to have the best tools but can't always afford them!
I spent two weeks reading ad nauseam through threads here so I didn't have to make another "which knife do I buy" thread. :) I think I've done my homework sufficiently and have decided on the following for now:
Masamoto VG Gyutou - 270mm
Masamoto VG Petty - 120mm
Mac Black Ceramic Honing Rod - 10.5"
Naniwa SS - maybe 400, 1000, & 5000 (not using the 400 until I know what I'm doing down the road some time)
Literally all I know about knives, sharpening, etc is from this forum and some linked pages in the forum threads. I knew zero two weeks ago and obviously I'm still pretty much clueless. So my question is - what else do I need to know? Is there anything I'm not considering? Am I making any large mistakes in my purchases? Overlooking anything? etc...
Thanks for all the knowledge and time. This is a great forum. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on these fabulous tools. :)