Hey guys, I'm new here and not very experienced in cooking, or cooking knives... I do have decent knowledge on sword style blades which I think this is a cool gift idea. Wife enoys and loves cooking, and does like better equipment for cooking... However she doesn't have a good cooking knife (we have your regular ja henckels knife set). So me always trying to get her unique gifts for christmas, I thought about a very nice chef knife (about 7 inch long). She was just talking about how her mom wants a cutco and she might get her one of those, so I know I'm on the right track. She thinks those are very good knives and my research has told me otherwise... so when I present her with what I get, I want to explain her why what she got her mom is so inferior to what I got her... now that the story is out of the way, I'm looking for suggestions on what chef knife to get her. my budget is 300-400 dollars for the knife. I have been looking at this one - https://www.etsy.com/listing/645011...nd-forged-from-80crv-2?ref=shop_home_active_4 and also this one... https://www.etsy.com/listing/560712027/carbon-steel-7-blade-chef-knife-with?ref=shop_home_active_16 Not sure if you know who that smith is, but he's a smith that has been on Forged in Fire, winning 1st place 3 times and coming in 2nd twice. Pretty good from what I've heard of him. Not sure if he's on here. So any suggestions you can point me to? I would think 300-400 dollars is a decent budget for a chef's knife. Let me know!