I'd like to buy a nice 6-8" chef's knife and paring knife for about $100 total. Ideas?

This is for a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and me. I've signed up for the "knife basics" cooking class, and we're required to bring our own chef's knife, paring knife, and cutting board. I've seen some knives in Williams-Sonoma or on-line that range in the $150+ range for a paring... show more This is for a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and me. I've signed up for the "knife basics" cooking class, and we're required to bring our own chef's knife, paring knife, and cutting board.
I've seen some knives in Williams-Sonoma or on-line that range in the $150+ range for a paring knife plus a chef's knife (Globe, etc.). I'd like to know whether I can buy a knife with that same quality for about 30% less (since I have to buy two sets -- one for me and one for my girl).
But if going down to the $50-60 knives means a considerable lack in quality, please let me know. I have a drawer full of junk knives, and I'm sick of it.
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