I ordered my first knives yesterday. They are Wusthofs, which apparently have an amazing reputation for their reliability and their forged steel blades. I got a set of two (8-inch chef’s knife and 5-inch santoku). The pair together cost me $175, much better than the $390 list price but still wayyy more expensive than any knife I’ve ever owned. When I asked my dad to guess how much my knives cost, noting that they were expensive, his first guess was “$20 each?” Umm, yeah.
When I get them in the mail later this week, I’ll take some pictures, test them out, and let you know what I think. As of right now, here are some pictures off of the Wusthof web site. My knives are from the CLASSIC IKON Creme series.
They are beautiful, aren’t they?