Thanks for all the recs everyone! I am definitely going to check out some of the stores (I've bought from Pauls Finest in the past, but knives are def something I want to get a tactile feel for) I am looking to spend about $500 - what essentials should I be looking for? I dont currently own any knives save for some Ikea ones.
I am looking to get my first knife "set"- I wont be buying a ready made set as per what I've read I only really need a few basic ones. What shops are good downtown or in the Plateau? Are there any restaurant supply stores?