Moving to a new apartment that has a pretty decent sized kitchen and I think it's time to get some good knives. I was thinking of getting a full set of Wusthof Classic Knives, however, I'm not sure if I'm ready to spend $500+. What are the main knives I should get first? The max I am willing to spend right now is $300, I know from my reading that spending money on a full set is really not necessary.
Also, I don't have a sharpener I do probably have the option to get it professionally sharpened.