Friend of my wife was saying she needed a knife sharpened to carve the Christmas goose, I said I would sharpen her knives without thinking about it. X-mass eve she came by with a six knife block that had 3 steak knives, 2 fillet knives and a carving knife, she has been cooking daily (for her teeny son) with these knives for years.
I dealt in antique and vintage cutlery before retiring, two things came of that... 1. All of my knives are carbon steel forged before the second war. 2. I know nothing of or about the economical stainless knives to be had today and being a pensioner, I lack the resources to get her a proper knife.
I'd give her a good knife from my collection had I not sold them off years ago. Your thoughts?