At cookoffs I only take 3 razor sharp knives with me and a hone.
All victorinox fibrox: 6" semi stiff boning, 8" chefs and 12" slicer. Bout $100 bucks for all of them. Those are the only knives you will ever use again. Awesome quality and the great reviews are all spot on. When budget allows purchase of these knives, buy the matching messermeister guards also. Good luck