over the years i have spent a lot of money on knives, most of which i rarely use. they are all good knives. some i use and keep at work and others just chill in my toolbox at home. i always go back to my wusthof 8" classic that i got in 1996. it's about a third of the size of what it was originally after so many sharpening through the past 14 years. it's razor sharp. it's my go to knife that i keep at home.it's like a really old friend. we have been through a lot. what is your favorite knife?