I wanted to buy a knife that can cut, peel, chop, mince all meats and vegetables. Would the seven, six or five inch Santoku knife will fit the bill? I hated my butcher block knives/accesories (scissors, little knives, huge knives, etc) under my kitchen sink and steak knives are pathetic but that is what I use the most. I have a bread knife, a core/pare knife of excellent quality brand but now I need something to do the functions as above without all those knives. One or two knives for that purpose is what I am looking for and perhaps a good sharpener would be needed. I am going to put my two butcher blocks and knives and accessories on Freecycle. They are the Wal Mart brand and the other one, it was ok but it is unbalanced when you slice, it would devert the other way when you try to cut or slice a potato. Annoying as heck so figured to save some space of all the unnecessary knives, I decided to ask this for on my Xmas list is one or two Santoku knives for my all purpose knives. I am not sure of what brand to buy yet, but leaning more to Wusthof...... What you guys suggested? Any terminology I need to know?