I know that there are many posts regarding which knives to buy but each seemed to ask specific questions for each person as knife suggestions varied upon those answers.
I am getting married in April and I wanted to put knives on the registry. I do not plan on asking for a set since, the current set I have I only use about 3 knives. That being said, I believe that I should be asking for a 10' chefs knife, a carving knife, bread knife, and a boning knife. I was dead set on Shun mostly because I have to admit I am a big fan of Alton Brown and I saw him do a few videos on them a while ago. Plus I always liked the look of them. They seem to be unpopular here though with the most common critique being their price to value ratio.
I am not a professional chef. Just a person who prefers to cook at home instead of wasting money going out. Since these items are going onto the registry, I figured I could go a little bit higher on the price point and see what people may pick up, but not put it so far out of reach that I would not consider buying them myself. The Shun knive's fit within the range I was looking at.
Can anyone give me solid recommendations for everyday home cooking that will last, hold an edge, (I know proper care per Alton Brown, if that's legit) and be easy to use ( I have seen some posts regarding weights making it easier to cut, how thin the blade is, etc). Also any knives that I may also need to look at?
Thank you all in advance,