When choosing knives I belive that budget comes into play. How much do you want to spend. I started off with "cheap" knives bought at discount stoes and progressed into dexter russel,calphalon,rada and now I have added Glestain,Shun and Wushtof one at a time, they are expensive but I consider them kind of a lifetime investment and I treat them a such. I think there is a MAJOR difference in knives and it seems that you need to see what your budget allows for even if you buy one at a time vs. a whole set.
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