Henckels "Pro S" 9-Piece Knife Block Set
A great knife can go a long, long way. If you love to cook, of course you'll want good knives without breaking the bank. If you hate to cook, you'll especially want good knives that don't break the bank, because a good knife can drastically reduce your kitchen time & frustration. Henckels makes consistently good knives, but their "Professional S" series strikes a balance of top-notch quality and great value. They don't often need sharpening, and they hold up under lots of abuse. Buy them in a set with the wooden block and you'll save a bundle.