Now that my kitchen is essentially completed, I enjoy cooking more and realize it's long past the time for me to purchase new knives. I have not done alot of homework on this major purchase yet, but something in the newspaper caught my eye. A local store specializing in knives and sharpening of all kinds is having a sale on Wustof Culinar knives and the prices do seem tempting, but the ad says they are refurbished. I never heard of a store selling these (they of course carry all of them new, also) but since this particular line is not very old, where on earth would these knives be coming from?
Yes, I understand the importance of handling them before purchase to be sure they feel right, but since this is a store and not an on-line deal, that part is no problem. What I'm wondering, is this even worth looking at, in your opinion? Since they have a life-time guarantee, what am I short changing myself on, by making such a purchase?
Thanks in advance for any input.