Originally Posted by TLaude
Thanks for all the input, folks!
Would anyone be able to help me out with like a "top 10" list of the most suggested knives for a beginner?
I'm not one who goes and buy's cheap stuff, but I don't want to drop a paycheck to buy 2 knives! haha.
I hate to tell you this, but you can spend two paychecks on one knife. And I'm not kidding.
Of course, it all depends on you. My suggestion is to go to a store that sells good kitchen cutlery, and try a few on for fit. Some people like the heavier German steel knives, like Henckle, or Whusthoff Trident. Others like the French brands such as Sabatier, or even Kitchen Aid. And there are many who swear by the Japanese steel knives. I've even known a few who go to specialty American metal smiths and get custom made knives.
Your knife becomes your personal tool. No one can tell you what the best knives are.
Some good knife brands include:
Kyocera (ceramic knives)
And there are other more knowledgeable people around here that really know their Japanese steel. Again, I am more than satisfied with my Chroma. I've used the same chef's knife daily for 6 years now and it's still as good as the day I opened the box (a Christmas present from my wife).
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North