The Chef’s knife is the primary general-utility knife for most cooks and it is worth to make the investment in a high quality knife that you’ll have for the rest of you life.
The mostly recommended Chef’s knives have forged blades and are made of a high-carbon stainless steel alloy. Here are some great options:
Wusthof Classis 8-inch Wide Cook’s Knife
Mercer Cutlery Genesis 10-Inch Chef’s Knife
And remember always to take good care of your knife:
– Keep it sharp;
– Do not put it in the dishwashers;
– Wash it with soap and water and dry immediately;
– Store it safely in plastic or wooden sheaths;
– For stains, use lemon wedge and salt.
Besides an 8-inch Chef’s knife, all you need id a slicing knife, a 3 ½ inch paring knife and a 10-inch serrate knife for bread. With that, you are good to go!