I am looking for a better knife to do the following task. I currently use a $20 Cuisinart common kitchen knife (8in long) to do this task.
I buy chicken legs (thigh and drum attached) with skin on. I will remove the skin and fat from the whole leg and then cut the thigh and drum into two pieces, sometimes the thigh into a further two pieces (but not breaking the bone). Yes skin is good, but in our cuisine, we typically don't eat the skin.
What i dont like about my current knife is that its too long to be nimble, heavy, cuts sloppy and dulls extremely fast.
The knife that i would want would pretty much be used only for this and the occasional cubing of a boneless leg of lamb.
It is highly unlikely that I will be breaking down a whole chicken into parts. If and when i buy a whole chicken, its for the whole chicken.
I do own a Cuisinart slicer to cut fish (does the job for now).
I own a Hiromoto AS Gyuto (270mm) for everything else.
What are my options? I don't mind spending some dollars, but know that i simply enjoy cooking and am not getting paid to be perfect.