I'm out of college, and it's time I build up my cookware beyond the wal-mart sale rack. Bought my first All-Clad piece (and some bamboo spoons to protect it). Now I'm moving onto a knife. So if you could only use one knife what would it be? I assume a 6"-8" chef knife, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
I know my way around a blade having grown up hunting and butchering game, so I do sharpen my own. What are some brands I should look into in that $100-$150 range? (I plan on looking for sales, so that why I'm curious about reputable brands).
Top priority would be durability, versatility, and a blade that will hold an edge.