I got a wustoff classic 8" chef's knife and 3" pairing knife today at macy's, 65% off. Seriously good deal, even though nobody pays MSRP for anything anymore.
That's not true, a certain brand of pc owners consider paying msrp quite an accomplishment. At any rate i really need to get some nicer kitchen knives. I haven't looked through this thread much nor do i know any good consumer brands with reasonable prices. Any suggestions?
You can't go wrong with Wusthof or J.A. Henckels (not the "international" line, which are stamped blades made in china). There are other great brands out there, but most stores will have both of those.
If you go to any department store and ask for forged (not stamped) knives, they show you which ones. There is a steep price difference-I only got the good stuff because they were what I was looking for for less money than I was planning on spending anyways.
I got this
I'm thinking about getting a 5" santoku tomorrow, too. I don't know though.