I recently saw a want ad that had for sale a Shun chef knife for $40. The ad says that it needed sharpening and that the small nicks on the edge would come out with a good sharpening. If I look at this knife with the idea of buying it, what should I look for and what should nix the deal?
It seems too good to be true, unless of course the nicks are there and will not come out or will return. I've read some things about these knives that might suggest the edges are brittle. I don't even know if the knife is still available, but I have a thing for knives. (Does that sound weird?)