I'm looking to pick my girlfriend up a couple knives for her birthday. She doesn't have anything decent as far as knives go so it will probably just be two Chef's knives (so we can cook together).
Looks are semi-important. Something that doesn't just look plain would be great. Because of this I started looking at Shun stuff (I think it looks amazing).
Next requirement is that it's dishwasher safe. Convenience is big and I'm pretty sure that whatever I tell her they'll end up doing a couple cycles through the dishwasher. Apparently that's not ideal for any knife but it's a reality and it's unlikely to change. I can't much info on whether shun stuff (especially the Premier series) is dishwasher safe or not.
Last requirement is that it's not outrageously priced. Shun stuff is pushing my limit (about $200/knife). I'm in Canada so things are a little more expensive and I'm getting my prices off amazon.ca.
So anyone have recommendations that meet all my needs?
Thanks in advance,