I bought it when I was dabbling in the profession. The Sysco salesman came by and I spent $45 on knives. It was some of the best money I ever spent.

My roommates have been jealous of my 8" chef knife since I got it. I think many of them were more sad to see it go than they were to see me go.

When it's sharp, look out. It's severed the tip of my finger numerous times. If you join us for the Front Range Food Show on Saturday, and you are just starting out on your culinary journey, this is what you want to find.

Get yourself a professional chef's knife! You know why? Because it feels like a professional chef's knife. It makes you feel like you could slam out enough food for 300, and when you have that feeling and you are only cooking for five, you'll feel like a Superperson! It's sturdy. It's true. Keep it off glass cutting boards and it will stay sharp forever.