I have a no name, store bought santoku at home that I like.
It is probably a piece of junk, but to me it is comfortable and I use it often.
My question is about handles.
Are certain handle shapes better for different tasks? or it is what an individual finds more comfortable? or cosmetics?
(Remember, I am new in the world of kitchen knives, still a kitchen knifetard)
Most of what I am seeing here are either western style or octagon shaped handles. Looking in some of the Japanese knife stores I see the "D" shaped handles.
The handle on my knife is an oval cross section that graduates just a bit larger to the butt end. To me it feels good and looks good.