Designed as an ultra-light knife, the Kyocera Kyotop Damascus Pakka Chef's Knife will run you about $205. But it's worth every penny. Super strong and durable, it can be sharpened with diamond wheels, meaning it will stay sharper longer and is resistant to many substances.
The recession has fueled more people to stay at home and cook rather than dine out, and we've seen a number of fantastic designs for chef's knives at Trend Hunter pop up accordingly. Be sure to check out some of my favorites above.