My husband bought me a set of 5 knives from Sharper Image. He is a big fan of them and normally buys cool gadgetery from there.
I had Chicago Cutlery knives before and the constant sharpening was turning out to be a chore.
The Sharper Image Knives were orginally priced at 100 dollars for 5 knives but they dropped the price to 49.99. I absolutely love these knives.
I have a chef's knife, bread knife, carving knife, pairing knife and just a general utility knife.
They require no sharpening and work better than some of the higher end brands I have tried when I visit some of my friends.
I don't like to have a ton of knives. I just like a few good ones and these 5 are the only ones I will purchase from now on (I don't need for example a boning knife because for me it's easier to buy the product without bone then to try to take the bone out). They even have other cool knives (the ones Ming used to cut with - plastic or wooden ones). I have not tried them but they get good reviews on Amazon.
Check'em out if you'd like -
Sharper Image : Kitchen Knife Sets : MicroEdge 5-Piece Knife Set