I'm starting culinary school next week (local community college) and I decided (due to my stretched out finances) to put together my own knife kit. A friend is giving me a few of his knives (not terrific - but the exact same Russell white handled knives that are in the - gulp - $200 knife kit we are 'required' to buy.
All I need is a decent chef's knife (may just go with the one I use here at home for now, as long as I can get it sharpened), and a knife carrying case, or knife roll. But since I need it pronto, I'm restricted to finding someplace that sells these locally. (Holiday on Monday makes the time element even more crucial!)
On the down side, without a car, I'm restricted to T accessible places. But I have a business tax number from a not-too-successful IM venture earlier this year, so I could also go to a business-only wholesale place, providing there is no initial cost (cuz I'm broke as broke can be).
I know the chowhound community can help me in my search!