I'd like to buy a few knives (chef's knife, tomato (serrated) knife, and paring knife, probably) for my in-laws, nominally as a father's day present for my father in law - they're always complaining that their knives are old and dull - but also in part to give me something a bit sharper to use when we visit them. I don't want to spend too much money, probably around $100 if possible.
Here's the catch: based on past experience these knives will not be cared for the way people on this board care for knives. They will soak in the sink; they'll go in the dishwasher; they will never, ever, be sharpened. So while my first instinct for (relatively) inexpensive knives is Victorinox/Forschners, I don't think they'd last more than a month under the conditions.
Obviously, the sharpest possible knife is not the priority here; maybe the focus should be on something that's very inexpensive and can be replaced without too much heartburn. But if anyone knows of a knife set that's designed to be dishwasher safe and generally take some abuse, I'd really appreciate it.