My favorite knife that I use has to be the Global Chef's knife 8 inch. It's a Japanese knife. It is made of stainless steel and it's very light. It cuts like butter. I got it as a gift a few years ago. I provided a link to some magazines that rate knifes. http://www.consumersearch.com/kitchen-knives/reviews
Rada cutlery. I bought a set years ago. Still love love love them. Recently found them again by recognizing them in a magazine add. I need to replace my favorite of the set. Farberware is very pretty but doesn't keep a sharp edge at all.