I have a variety of knives but broke the tip off of my 10 inch tojro dp the other day after about 3 years of pretty hard use. Ive ground . Down a it's back in service but it may be time to retire it.
For sharpening I use an edge pro once a week for pretty much everything aside from touch ups.
I tend to prefer European style knives but am by no means set on this. My hands are fairly large so most of what i've been finding in town seems to be to short or uncomfortable from a handle perspective. I will admit to certainly not mastering the pinch grip....
Food wise this is my main all purpose knife, so veg, meats, breaking down animals you name it really.
Cost isn't the end of the world. I'd prefer not to go over $400 but it is my main go to knife so don't hesitate to just recoment what you think is best. Also not worried about I going missing in the kitchen, we're going 4 person team and everyone else good stuff that they care about but at the same time beat the hell out of if that makes sense.
Last point, function over looks for sure. While it would be nice to have a nice looking knife this thing will get used fairly hard. Oh and i'm in Canada if that matters availability wise.
Thanks for any advice! It really is appreciated.