I used to have a nice starter Henckels set of knives but found that i didnt use them all and learned that i dont like a traditional Chef's knife. So ive been collecting a few that i really enjoy using and are functional. I like to see what others like to use.
Here are my faves:
Top down 10" pseudo butcher knife (thrift store find), Henckels 8" santoku, Global 7" Oriental Chef's knife, Shun 3-1/2" paring knife.
Close-up of the damascus style steel of the Shun.
I keep them sharp with water stones. I was cleaning the little one today and shaved my thumbprint off. Didn't bleed at all!