I hope I'm not too late to jump in here.
ButlerAustin92, you might want to look at the MAC BK-100. It's part of the MAC Chef Series knives, and I was able to score one a few weeks ago. It's an impressive relative bargain, as MAC knives go.
The nearest comparison is between the MAC Pro MBK-95, the 9-1/2 in chef's knife and the MAC MBK-110, the 10-3/4 inch chef's knife. The Chef series BK-100 is right between the two: 255mm, or just 1 mm more than 10 inches.
Weight: BK-100 7.9 oz.; MBK-95 7.8 oz ; MBK-110 8.6 oz
The steel used in all three knives is the same, MAC's "Original" steel, and the blade thickness is also the same - 2.5mm. When I compared the BK-100 against the MBK-95, I could feel no difference in stiffness.
The BK-100 balances right at the transition between the handle and the blade, so in a pinch grip, the balance is even.
The major differences between the BK-100 and the MBK-95 and MBK-110 are (1) in appearance (the Pro series knives have a metal bolster, which BLD described as being sintered on, while the Chef series knives lack that metal bling); (2) the handle scales of the Chef series knives lead right up to the blade, while the bolster of the Pro series knives leaves a transition area along the tang between handle and blade; and (3) the blade profile of the BK-100 is a bit more triangular, with the spine of the knife and the edge of the knife continuing to spread apart the further aft on the blade towards the heel, while the Pro series knives tend to have the spine and edge more parallel towards the heel.
Street discount prices are: BK-100, about $110. MBK-95, about $185. MBK-110 about $210.