Being on my search for a western handled gyuto I have come to realise that all I need is a decent simple stainless 240mm workhorse - optimally with a western handle - for up to about $300 (new or used).
Often when one talks about stainless knives in this price range there is a lot of discussion which steel and from which maker. And that is exactly what I am after - which knife (maker) would you pick? DT ITK?, HHH? Suisin Honyaki? Or would you prefer some of the Gesshin lines?
The keyword is - blade performance (combination of steel, HT and blade grind/profile) in terms of sharpness, edge retention & toughness (chip resistance)
I would love to hear your experience!