I'm looking a gyuto for home use. I'm not a even an amateur chef just regular person that wants a sharp and nice looking knife. I understand that for my kitchen needs a victorinox would suffice but as I can afford something nicer and I'm a Japanese culture enthusiast I wanted to buy a Japanese knife.
Left-handed but girlfriend is R handed and she will use it as well with my permission
Length between 240-270mm
Probably want to spend around 150 usd but if there something really great above that price I can do 200 (I'm limited ,in terms of money, by my cheapness rather than anything else )
mostly meat slicing and trimming as well as cutting tuna for sushi, also limited use for slicing vegetables and all around kitchen work.
Replacing cheap kitchen knife from IKEA
No particular grip
Cutting motion - slice
Characteristics - Damascus/layered , stain resistance, well balanced, better handle, preferably use right out of box, smooth slicing and better food release, relatively easy to sharpen with reasonable edge Retention
I use wood, synthetic cutting boards
Do you sharpen your own knives? no
If not, are you interested in learning how to sharpen your knives? Yes
Are you interested in purchasing sharpening products for your knives? Yes
I'm planning to buy a 1000 grit water stone from Shapton
I understand that most knives would do the job but I'm interested a in aesthetics thus I wanted a Damascus pattern and also due to my cheapness I love things that have a great price to value ratio.
Thanks for all the input.