Wusthof Ikon Knives
My DH and I have never had good knives and decided to start looking for some decent quality pieces to start our "collection". We really can't afford high end knives, but decided to get a couple of Wusthof Ikon's that are on sale.
We know the only difference between the Ikons and classic are the handles. But it looks like the handles on the Ikons are more ergo dynamic and comfortable to hold. Like the looks of the blackwood, but don't want the hassle of oiling them so we are going with the classic ikons.
We ordered three to start with, primarily based on price and size: 8-inch Hollow Edge Wunder Knife, 3 1/2 paring knife and the 6" sandwich knife.
Wanted to get opinions and feedback on this brand and these three particular knives (didn't see the Ikon Wunder knife on the Wusthof website, not sure why, but the picture and description is definitely an Ikon). Oh, and do you know if these knives go on sale very often? Can I pick up the other pieces we were looking at for a good price (like 50 to 70% off) every now and then? If so, when is the best time to look for sales and should I go to any particular online store?
Also, any tips on sharpening them would be great!
We also have a magnetic bar on order to store them, instead of throwing them in a drawer with the rest :)