Looking to buy a decent knife as a birthday present for my brother in law and this is what he wants. He prefers a knife with a tad more heft so no lasers or highly thinned knives. Western handles preferred, but wa handles are ok too. No highly assymetrical grinds, but a slight bias may be ok.
Entertaining all options, but must be in good condition (as this is a gift)
My max budget is $150, but I'd like to keep it under that.