When I bought this house, it had been a vacation home for some people up north. They left all their stuff and I had to have it all hauled off. I kept a few things. I kept their knives. They left several knives and until the time I've lived here and used them, I never realized that I didn't have enough knives or enough really decent ones. A lot of their stuff I thought I might use has since been discarded, but I still use the knives. My daughter is a fabulous cook. She has an array of knives the likes of which I've never seen. I have a set of Chicago cutlery, and a few of those knives which are supposed to never need sharpening, and of course the ones the previous owners of this house left. My favorite knife of all time was a little knife that was only about 4 inches long including glade and handle. My hands are small and that was such a great little knife in the kitchen. But I lost it and by then the company had stopped making it. I have grieved for my little knife for years, and I've never found a really good knife that small again. What is your 'philosophy of knives?' Do you have one you prefer over others? Your favorites etc.?