Henckels Professional Chef Knife
My go-to knife in the kitchen is the Henckels Professional Chef Knife, specifically Zwilling J.A. Henckels twin Pro S 8-inch. The steel is forged ice-hardened which keeps the edge a long time. This knife has been in my kitchen arsenal for about twenty years and it is still my favorite. The knife is the most important tool in the kitchen and longevity is of utmost importance for the tools I rely on and use everyday. It has lost some mass in the blade from sharpening, but continues to perform well. The weight of the blade and the sharpness the edge holds makes it good for almost all cutting, from onions to the hard produce like butternut squash.
Every brand and even every model of a brand has a different feel. To find and buy the best knife for you, it’s a really good idea to go to a well-stocked kitchen store to try different knives to see which one is most comfortable for your hand and the way you use the knife.