Hi, my wife has gotten interested in her kitchen in the last couple years, as apposed to trying to poison me everyday of our last 20 years, and has greatly improved our meals. I never go in the kitchen, although we share the food duties, as in, she cooks, I eat it. The other day she complained one of her knives was bent,,,yes,,bent. As a person who likes knives, i was curious to see what kind of knife bends. I discovered by looking in her drawers that there is not a single knife in that kitchen that i would use. I mean wallmart would not sell the junk she has without laughing! I know nothing about kitchen knives. I use a wicked edge sharpener on my knives. She will not buy anything better, and made gasping sounds when we looked at prices on the internet. I need help! From my short research, I think she needs a 4 or 5 inch, 8 and 10 inch chef knife, a peeler, a bread knife, a cleaver? I am very confused reading the other threads since all the names are unfamiliar to me. I assume I need to buy her a wooden cutting board too? I will sharpen them on my wicked edge system, other then serrations. Yes I can make razors if I want. I would rather they did not rust since she will be using and storing them. I like quality, but not over the top costs. I think somewhere at $150-200 a knife should get her quality? She will never be a pro chef and I figure she has about 25-30 years to live, without making me too mad, so they need to last. I bet this is the first thread somebody wanted help picking out knives huh? I want knives that don't bend... any suggestions?