Definately, because quality knives should last you a lifetime. Inexpensive ones normally need to be replaced every five years or so. That's why it is more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a few quality knives than to purchase a broader assortment of less expensive and inferior implements. As a bonus, your cutting, chopping, and slicing tasks will be quicker and easier. It is recommended to have a five-knife starter set which can performs a wide variety of tasks. It comprises a 3- to 4-inch (blade length) paring knife, a 6-inch utility knife, an 8-inch serrated slicing knife, an 8-inch chef's (chopping) knife, and a 10-inch nonserrated slicing (carving) knife. You will also need a 10-inch butcher steel for honing.