Chef Knives from Amazon.com
The chef's knife is the indispensable multi-tool of the kitchen. Most professionals use their Chef knife for 90% of their cutting, slicing and dicing chore.
Like all great designs, the chef's knife is simple, and its wide-ranging utility might account for its basic shape: a slim, triangular blade with a curved cutting edge and a tall heel tall. A chef's knife generally has a blade 6-12 inches in length. There are two common types of blade shape in western chef's knives, French and German. German-style knives are more deeply and continuously curved along the whole cutting edge; the French style has an edge that is straighter until the end and then curves up to the tip. Neither style is inherently superior; personal preference will dictate the choice. The size of your hands, how you hold the knife, and what you tend to do most in the kitchen determine things like which handle type is preferable, and what weight you'll need.
With its razor sharp edge, the chef’s knife will be your go-to kitchen knife for efficient chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing and julienning. You’ll also appreciate the chef’s knife’s fatigue-reducing ergonomic handles and perfect balance, welcome features when you have to prep a mound of vegetables for salads or soups.
At Amazon, you'll find chef knives from top brands such as Shun, Wusthof, chicago Cutlery, Zwilling, Henckels, Victorinox, and more.