Tosa Funayuki Knife
These traditional thin-bladed all-purpose knives are handmade in Tosa, Japan. Like the Santoku, the Funayuki is ideal for many many jobs around the kitchen, and can be used for all manner of slicing and skinning, from filleting to peeling. The double beveled edge and core is made from high carbon steel (hagane), forged to hammered iron (jigane) for tensile strength. Accordingly, they're easy to sharpen and well known for their durability and long lasting cutting edge. The light wood handles may darken with use but resist breakdown. The blue-black of the forged iron cladding also looks super-boss. Check out their blunter brethren who excel at prep work.
Make sure to clean and wipe the moisture off the blade after each use to prevent rust. Don't soak at length. Don't point, it's rude.