I've been using my wusthof on the line for about the past year and while it has treated me well I've decided to look into buying a new knife for a couple reasons. I am compulsive about my knife being the sharpest it can be and sometimes it takes only two days of service to feel noticeably duller in my hands.
Basically I'm looking for a knife that is a thinner than my wusthof, a workhorse, takes an edge, and keeps that edge. Brand is not a concern to me, and country of origin doesn't bother me. I'd prefer to keep the price around $200ish and lower so I can still have money for some spoons and such. Thanks for your advice!