You might want to start by taking your wallet out and dumping out all the cash. �� You should get use to it Being empty with your new hobby.
i would suggest you starting simple at first. There are lots of books and videos out to help you get started. Visiting a local maker is high on your tado list. It will shave a lot of time off your learning curve. Tools will depend on the type of knives you want to try your hand at.