We agree that if you need any knives, it's a chef's knife, a paring knife, and a bread knife. Cook's breaks down each of these and gives their pick for the best buy. They also talk about sharpening, how to grip a knife, and basic knife skills such as carving and mincing.
If you're a regular reader, you already know how much we love knives. Yesterday, we were going on about the new Michel Bras/Kai knives. And last year we did a Gift Guide on knives.