One great knife is sooooooo much better than a whole set of shitty knives. People with that mindset have just never used a good knife.
Although I agree with you on this (I own multiple expensive, stella Japanese cooking knives), I want to emphasize expensive knife's quality is not always commensurate to its price especially compared to Dexter-Russell, Forschener, and other qualtiy workhorse knife.
Just admit it. The reason people buy expensive knives are not just because of qualities but also because they are mystified and awed by the story, sharpness, and beauty behind it. When it comes to pure practicality, for a normal person, a good Victorinox chef knife will do. All others become subjective value.
Shun sharpens for free, you just need to pay for shipping it there and pay them to ship it back.
I sent 2 of mine a month a go, took them about 3 weeks to get back. They dont seem to do the best job in terms of eveness of both sides but as sharp as new.
Don't try to sharpen them yourself unless you know what you're doing. I'm not spending hundreds of dollars on knives just to jank up that beautiful 16 degree edge. Shun will sharpen them for free for life: http://shun.kaiusaltd.com/warranty
Unfortunately most sharpeners they sell at a reasonable price (that is, below $200) will ruin this knife.
I am getting this[wickededgeusa.com] for Christmas this year, and I may sharpen a few Shuns with it. With harder steel on these knives you may want to use water stones, not diamond stones, and you will have to read up a quite a bit before you try it.
thanks guys, unfortunately I'm in Vietnam so sending them to the US is not an option
I guest I'll just buy the Shun sharpening whetstone and learn how to do it right then.
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