I'm looking for recommendations for a knife set for home use in the $250-$300 range, preferably one with a block. They don't have to be top of the line, just good quality that will last a long time if well cared for. Any input on a set you have used/liked/hated would be appreciated
Make the steel an Idahone fine ceramic. The typical 10-15pc knife set for 2-300 is going to be real crap. As Dombe suggests a few Vics will do you well. You can find beautiful vintage steak knife sets, lots of old new-stock, on ebay for short money if you think you need that.