@ Alchemy- The best carving knife bar none is the Shun knife and fork set. The way I see it, people who live in nice homes buy Wusthof knives because they have heard of the brand and it is expensive, but the true chef own Shun. Wusthof knives are quality knives, but they have trouble holding an edge. A Wusthof carving knife has a very wide bolster, thus giving the knives a very wide blade angle (from spine to edge back to spine). This leads to a knife that dulls easily.
Shuns on the other hand are made from strong yet flexible Damascus steel, and they hold a razor sharp edge. Shun knives also come with ergonomic, non-slip D handles, made with a wood handle wrapped around a full tang, accompanied by a metal handle head. The Damascus steel also adds an aesthetic quality that is distinct to the Shun. You can buy a beautiful box carving knife and fork set for about three hundred dollars that comes in a velvet lined bamboo box. Truly, this knife cuts well, and looks as good as the feast.