So I’m buying knives for a christmas present and I don’t know where to start. I went to the mall today and grabbed some 40 dollar wusthof knife just to check it out. So yeah…it seems sharp idk. So here are the specific questions:
Oh and before I start I’m probably going to buy whatever set I get at the mall which limits me to shun, wusthof, and J.A. Henckels.
1. does it matter for a lefty?
2. will the harder steel of a shun mean less maintenance/sharpening?
3. What knives of the 4 billion to choose from should I get if I’m thinking of just getting maybe four or so to start?
I was atm leaning towards the wusthof classic: a pairing knife, a santoku or something (it just looked cool), some serrated bread knife, and a cook’s knife. Let me know your thoughts. The person I’m buying them for doesn’t know anything about knives either- so maintenance and comfort win out since many of the strengths of each choice will probably just go undetected.