A few good pointy things
We have a lot of sharp things lying around the house. In fact, one of the first things we did when we moved was hang up the knife racks.
Of all the knives we have (these are just a few), it turns out that we actually only use a few. I suspect a lot of folks do this. I mainly use the 10-inch Henkels at the end—or the Chinese cleaver.
If you don’t have an Asian grocer near you, you can always order one online from the Pearl River Mart in New York City. They come in a few sizes, and range in price from $6.50 to $9.50.