i'm a first year culinary student enrolled in a culinary program at college. i bought a chef's knife at walmart, no brand name, just that it was what I could afford. my chef instructor saw me using it, and insisted that I get a brand name knife (victorinox, henckel, wusthof). i disagree with his opinion, because i'm just starting out. i believe that it doesn't matter what brand name chef knife you get, it's how you use it. as long as you keep it sharp, know how to cut veggies, that's all that matters. what is your opinion? should i, being an amateur cooking student, go and buy an expensive victorinox, henckel, wusthof knife, which is something i can not afford?