Any advice on knives?
I'm starting to do some research on a knife set to get my father for Christmas. I've been cooking meals for us when I'm visiting, and have realized that he owns a ton of random kitchen knives, but I can only really stand to use one of them (the rest are pretty poorly made and can't cut straight at all).
So I'm looking for a basic starter set, perhaps something around the order of $100 (unfortunately, I'm not in a position to shell out the dough for the lovely Shuns that Woot offers from time to time). Currently I'm looking at a Wusthof set on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-1700-Gourmet-7-Piece-Knife/dp/B00005MEGY/ref=sr_1_14?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1287175581&sr=1-14 ), which is nice because it comes with a block, which he doesn't have, and it doesn't come with steak knives, which he doesn't need.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!