I have started to make my own bread. That being said, I was using my butcher block, generic, picked up on a garage sale, bread knife to try and cut the bread and it was shredding and squishing it. My son, who is in chef school, let me use his knife and the bread cut like butter. He does not want me taking his knife so I am looking to invest in a really good bread knife. I have read in some reviews on this forum that the first knives they get in chef school can be of inferior quality and that they will receive better ones as they progress, so I am not sure I want to buy the same knife he has. I would like something that will be used several times a week to cut full loves of soft bread with a crisp crust and will hopefully last a lifetime. Thank you for your time.