Thanks guys... Chin cost me about 7 bucks at super88 which is a chinese supermarket. He sliced through playing cards like butter when I first got him and althought it's dulled a little since then well... like kitchen elf says... it has some heft so it can go through any thing with a little muscle. I especially like using the dull side like a hammer to break up chicken breasts that are frozen to each other.
Tizona is a big step up... usally a $100 to $150 knife, I bought this one at a store that specializes in fixing defective and broken knives for resale. You honestly cant tell the difference, it slices like a dream. My favorite task for it is scraping it along a bolock of cheese back and forth and watching perfectly grated ribons fall.
... and yes, my landlord dosent let me have pets so all my knives are named. Sigh...
My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought. THE CONNOISSEURS