Victorynox make some decent no-bells-or-whistles types of chef knives and pairing knives. Nothing wrong with them overall, nothing exceptional about them, the price is not crazy high.
I really like the knife I use, but I would not pay the 230 ish dollars it cost to buy. I got it as a gift. The brand is Masamoto. D-shaped handle, 7.5 inches.
As long as the steel is of good quality, it sits well in your hand, and you treat the knife well (don't throw them around in a drawer, don't drop them, don't machine wash them, don't leave them wet etc. Etc.), You should be good. Most knives I have used are not worth more than maybe 150 bucks. For that kind ofoney you might as well add a little bit more and get something custom from an actual knife smith.
Wusthof can make fine knives, Barr, too. But again, the feel of the knife in your hand, type of knife, and quality of the steel are the most important factor, and steel quality only really matters up to a certain point. Don't go too crazy with your spending for marginal returns.