Hi Quick Steel.
I don't have any Chicago Cutlery. Some are Ka-bar, Case, Robeson and Utica, and Queen and Russell, for more familiar U.S. knife brands.
Also A.J. Jordan, Sheffield, Hoffman, Germany, Sabatier from France, and others.
I stumbled on a Dexter chef knife and soon realized its high quality, and looked for more of a certain model number. The 489 series.
4898, 48910, 48912, to designate blade length. This is a Harrington knife company brand which merged with Russell and is no more.
Dexter was a son of Mr. Harrington, Southbridge, Ma. It's a great knife.
I don't have a favorite because truth be told, I don't know much about them. I like the Dexter for its quality and design and USA connection. The reason most of this stuff appeals to me is it is classic professional kitchen tools that are indeed quite useful in the kitchen. And believe me, I'm no pro. Not even close. I just like good tools and I have to stop buying them.
I hope you like them.