If you cook, having excellent knives is critical. I have a set that I love. They are an Italian line of professional knives called Sanelli. My sister, a pro chef, and my mother discovered these knives while in a cooking school in Italy. All three of us have our own set. I've been using mine for five years and they are still perfect. I always hand wash and dry them. This set has 7 knives and that should probably take care of your knife needs for quite a while. You can also buy them individually.
Oh, and if you missed the reference in the title, it's a line from the movie Harold and Maude.