Hello, I'm somewhat of a newb when it comes to knives, as I have only recently (about three years) started taking such an interest in chef knifes. Right now I'm using the chef knife I got with my equipment kit at LCB, it's a Mercer 10" German High Carbon Stainless Steel chef knife. I'm unsure of the exact model, but I could easily find it again.
In my opinion, this knife has been great. It stays fairly true, it has a fairly even balance, and I'm used to it. There are a few things I don't necessarily like about it that I think have been affecting my knife skills. I think the blade is too long, and the knife is too heavy. The spine is close to 1/8" thick.
I want to buy a new knife, and see if I can refine my knife skills with maybe a new blade.
I'm curious what the absolute best knife is that is currently on the market, and then what the best knife I could buy with maybe $200 lol.
Post up and please let me know.