Buy It For Life Knife
For a good buy-it-for-life kitchen knife, look for something made for professional kitchens. They're designed to be durable and long lasting. Look for a high carbon steel based knife. Those qualities will make for easier sharpening, meaning you can take care of your blade yourself, and it won't need to be honed often.
The R H Forschner by Victorinox Chef's Knife features an 8-inch blade that is 2-inches wide at the handle. A special tempering process is used to produce an edge that can be resharpened over and over again, so the knife can keep its original sharpness throughout the entire life ...
A great utility chef knife, inepensive and durable.