The Chef's knife is the most popular knife in all kitchens. It's an all-purpose knife that is not the best at anything but second best at everything.

TKS makes the chef's knife with 440C steel which has high carbon (leading to a hard edge) and high chromium (to prevent rusting) which makes it a hard edge that is almost indestructible. 

TKS chef's knife comes with a variety of handles which you can peruse below.