For some time, I have had a side interest in the mechanical aspects of cooking. More specifically: I just like to cut stuff. Preferably with a big blade.
I will not falsely claim any proper cooking skill, but I can at the very least handle a large knife.
When we moved into this house, we bought (along with all the other kitchen stuff) a knife set which included a large chef's knife. That does the job sort of OK, but I decided that I wanted to take a step up and get me a proper one, so I put it on my (rather short) birthday wishlist.
Here are two images of the knife that I bought from the money and gift certificate I got. Thanks to all who contributed!