These are some of the more decedent things I keep in my life. Number one tool I need in the kitchen is a good knife. I have several that are amazing, I use Mercer knives almost exclusively.
The best chef’s knife I use is the Mercer 8 inch chef’s knife. This was the knife that got me through culinary school. The best moment with this knife was when Chef John Besh tossed a potato in the air and sliced through it with my knife at a Wine and Food Festival in Austin. He smiled, and I was a proud knife owner.