I would like to start by saying that I have never owned a quality chef's knife and am not sure what to select. Anyhow, I am looking for a good quality knife that is sharp, has a good weight, and hold a edge pretty well. My price range is around $100-$180. After reading several reviews I've been edging (pardon my pun) towards these 3 knives:
Some final notes:
I tried the global g-2 in-store and found the knife to be a little on the light side and the handle to be slightly small -- however not enough to make me hate the knife.
Anyhow, this will be my first time purchasing a quality knife and any recommendations/advice would be much appreciated.