Cooking tasks in the kitchen, sooner or later, require the use of a knife. Question is, are you better off finding one knife (or a few knives) for all the tasks--a lumper. Or, do you prefer finding the best possible knife solution for each task--a splitter. Long ago, we probably had to be lumpers, but in present days we all can be splitters if we wish. Here's a brief entertaining history:
The Chinese are probably the world's best lumpers--with their cleaver. Japanese and Germans are probably the best splitters. Nowadays, especially in America, we're a world culture and we can choose to be most anything.
Which are you, a lumper or a splitter?