a good friend, coworker and aspiring knife nerd is looking to see what Gyuto options are currently out there. He's not really a fourm guy, and I engineered his most recent purchase, a 23 cm Nenox Suji from Rick.
He's trying to save as much money as possible right now, as he leaves for a two month tour in Norway early next year. But he's thinking he should be adding a solid gyuto for prep work. As for now, he's with a smalll togiharau (sp) suji. He's thinking he want's to go Gyuto. My Kochi 240 Migaki is a bit tall for him. My 7.1 Sun Carter is perfect, but availibility and price make this a non option.
Right now he's focused on stainless, but for prep work and the need to maintain a proper edge, I may have opened his eyes to carbon.
Any suggestions in the $250-$300 range? He would probably lean stainless stil, but if the deal is right, I think I can get him into carbon.