Pros: Light Weight. maintains edge, slender blade, sanitary handle
Cons: Guest don't respect it because it looks cheap
My favorite knife is the Victorinox eight inch chef' knife. I have se the same knife as my mainstay kitchen utensil for the past ten years. It still maintains a reasonabley sharp edge. The knife continues to remain perfectly balanced. The 8 inch knife is perfect for my smaller hands. The narrow blade allows you to control the knife while you are slicing and dicing. THe antibacterial handle is nice since I use this knife for most of my cutting needs. I purchase my knife from a restaurant supply store for less than thirty dollars. I have several more expensive knifes, but don't care for their weight or the deeper blades which make them ackward to use. The biggest problem I have is that my guest tend to abuse the knife becuase it doesn't like like an expensive chef's knife. It is by far my favorite kitchen tool.