This 8-inch chef's knife is one of the most reasonably priced varieties from the renowned German line. A comfortable handle allows for ease of use and an evenly balanced blade makes it a delight when cutting, slicing, and dicing.
One of chef Burgess' favorite Japanese lines, the Togiharu is a double-edged steel knife that is about 8-inches in length and designed for the most precise cuts.
One of the most affordable chef's knife without sacrificing quality, the Calphalon Chef's Knife is made with a forged-blade and is bolster-designed for comfort and efficiency.
Among the nicer brands of knives, Glestain has been praised for their razor sharp blades that are easy to resharpen.
Known for producing the highest quality of knives, Victorinox's chef's knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced and is crafted with precision.This series is great for everyday use and is a favorite of many professional chefs.
If you're willing to devote time and money, the Nenox series is a top-quality choice. A carbon steel blade is tapered from spine to edge to help you get precise and beautiful cuts.
Another favorite of chef Burgess, this carbon steel Japanese knife by Korin has been likened to German varieties because of its heavy, thick blade.
This 8-inch knife is a great choice for all-around use in the kitchen. A hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping your food from sticking to the knife while working.
One Andrew Zimmern's favorites, Kramer knives are known for bringing professional-quality traits to the home cook. A perfectly balanced blade makes them easy to use for longer periods of time.
This stainless steel chef's knife has all of the qualities, including balance and sharpness, you're looking for and is among the more affordable lines.