My husband and I have a ritual, and it goes like this: Two or three times a week I need to cut up something rather sturdy while I’m cooking dinner, and I take the biggest knife we have and start slamming it into sweet potatoes (where the knife promptly slices only halfway through and gets stuck) or what have you and complaining (loudly) about how our knives aren’t strong enough or sharp enough. And then he tells me I’m welcome to buy a nice Santoku knife, and I retort that they’re too expensive, and then a couple of days later we do the same thing again.
(He is a lucky, lucky man, I tell you.)
So today I was looking at the Shun steel cutlery collection on Amazon and thinking, huh, the prices seem lower than I remember. I may get my new knife, finally.
Of course, then I’ll have to find something else to complain about, but I think I can manage that.