A friend is looking for a gift for her husband who had been lusting after good cutlery for a while now.
He has some kind of stone-base sharpening apparatus that sounded like an edge-pro type system, so he should be able to keep a decent edge.
He doesn't own any carbon steel, so an all-carbon knife is out...but SS-clad carbon should be OK.
Budget, is £200 "out the door" for the pair. I'm not sure about prices in the EU, but this is roughly 360USD...which should be plenty enough.
Willing to consider used, if in excellent shape and original packing materials.