If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you're going to need some good knives. Your best option is to buy some long lasting ceramic knives. These knives offer many advantages over their metal counterparts. For one thing, they will stay sharp longer, so you won't have to use a knife sharpener as often. Another reason to buy one is that they are better balanced in one's hand. They are almost indistinguishable from traditional knives. Ceramic knives do break more easily than metal knives, but it would take quite a lot of force to cause one to break.