Kind of a spin off of the Favorite knife thread:http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...favorite-knife
Forget the custom knives. Forget the Japanese knives. There have to be some good "other" knives out there. What's yours?
It may not be my Ashi, but I just love the feel of my Sabatier Nogent 9" chef knife in my hand. It just feel right. Even though I don't get the edge retention of my Japanese knives, I can get it sharp enough for my purposes and a joy to use.