My knife skills class at Teach Me Now was last night and it was so much fun! It's very personal and hands on. There were only 6 of us and I am now a pro!! I even know how to use the steel to hone the knife!
I shall show you my skills next month.
This is the knife we used. It is a Forschner Victorinox Fibrox and just like Carol said, the only knives you need are a chef knife, paring knife and bread knife.