I can’t tell you how many kitchens (tiny and gargantuan) I have cooked in that didn’t have proper knives?! Why make life difficult?
There are basic’s every kitchen should have and a proper set of knives is one of them. This isn’t the most expensive or high tech but its a good, well rounded set of knives. This set has served me well for years. It comes in a fun print or solid set of colors with covers for each (the covers are needed, never store knives in a drawer without covers. I learned that lesson the sharp way). Buy them from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vUh7dn
If you are going to get a set of knives, you best have a way to sharpen them. Because…“Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.” Here’s one similar to mine. Good, cheap and gets the job done: https://amzn.to/2Pkl8jc