Hey Folks - I am looking to get a chef/gyuto knife in the 210-240 mm size. I want to spend around $150-200.
I am also looking to get a santoku knife in the 180 mm size. I want to spend around $150. As you can see, I'm willing to put a little more money in the chef/gyuto knife.
I'll probably need to get a decent sharpening system/stones. I usually take mine to a knife sharpener that my restaurant tenant recommended. I also use the worxs ken onion electric knife sharpener for my outdoor tools, camp/EDC/utility knives but I am real hesitant about using it to sharpen expensive kitchen knives that are supposed to be super razor sharp.
I currently use a set of Wusthof Classic 12 piece knife set but I want to build my own set with some knife individual pieces. Ultimately, I would like to get about 5 altogether. chef/gyuto large size, chef/gyuto medium size, santoku, utility knife in the 160 mm size and a cleaver or heavy chopper.
I'm just a home cook enthusiast but I like working with nice tools.
Thanks for your input.