Originally Posted by OakPit
IMHO - A person gets what they pay for. However, a recent issue of Chef's gave the the Forchner commercial/black handle knives a great review & they are pretty cheap! I bought some and agree. They are easy to sharpen and maintain an edge really well.
The Wustof or Henkel breands always work well. There are a million out there - just get a comfortable angle & handle.
Yep, the Forchners are some really good knives and the synthetic handles can take more abuse than wood.
I picked up a 12" slicer and it's what I use at comps. Sharp as all get out. Use it to slice falling apart brisket and ribs. I have about 6 different brands of knives. And a favorite for each different application. So get out there and hold some in your hand and decide how much or less you want to spend.