- Joined Apr 11, 2015
So I start culinary school next month and I need to get some knives. I could have bought a whole set from the school but my father was a caterer so we have a bunch at home (half a dozen Wusthof, a few Henckles, and a couple random other ones. They're all at least 10-15 years old but well maintained). So I filled out my knife roll with what I had but I still need a 9" chef's knife (the ones we had are all either 8" or 10" and I'm going check with the prof if those are okay) and an 11" wavy edge slicer. My question is should I splurge and get another Wusthof, should I buy from the school (they use Mercer), or is there another brand that would work well that's not going to break the bank? I appreciate any input!