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Rashkh
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Jun 22, 2016
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For anyone considering getting the full set, I'd recommend against doing so. This lineup is very different from the knife sets you usually see from companies like Shun and Wusthof, although those knife sets should be avoided as well since they like to sell knives you'll never use.
1. Santokus and gyutos have a large overlap in use cases. If you're not a serious chef, you'd be fine with one gyuto or one santoku. This set has two gyuotos and a santoku. Even if you want to have one knife dedicated for meat to avoid cross contamination, there is pretty much zero reason to get all three.
2. The petty knife is pretty useless, imo. If you're cutting small foods like strawberries or what not, a paring knife will do an equally good or better job. Past that, a good gyuto should be able to handle anything that's too big for the paring knife.
If this is your first venture into expensive knives and you want some of these, I'd recommend getting the paring knife and either the santoku or one of the gyutos. Those two knives will cover 95% of your kitchen needs.
Jun 22, 2016
Shenanigans
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Jun 24, 2016
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Great advice. Even if you plan to eventually buy more knives, starting with just 1 or 2 will help to give you a good idea of what you like / dislike about each and to realize for what purpose / tasks you need additional knives.
Jun 24, 2016
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