Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi Guys, I've never been that happy with my Wusthof kitchen knives that I've had for 15 years. I think the blades are too thick. They don't seem to cut very well even when fairly sharp. I'd like a good replacement. Something with a good steel. That will take the abuse of my wife (cutting on the granite counter, dishwasher, etc)... Be easy for her to sharpen with a cheap V style sharpener and hold up to the dishwasher. Basically, excellent knives for a fair price. I don't have a budget...and willing to pay for quality but not interested in the super high end stuff because my wife and kids will not appreciate them or care for them like I would. Hell, I'd be happy with Victorinox knives if they would be the best option. Or, I'd go for something Japanese for French. I'm all ears. Thanks, Dave Here's a sample of what I have: 8" blade 4mm wide or about 3/16"