I've been using a really, really crummy Cuisinart santoku for about a year now and I've just about had it. It's clumsy, heavy and I hate the handle. I cook quite a bit these days but just haven't had the money to spend on anything decent. The knife still cuts things, and that's all that's mattered. But Christmas is coming up and I think it's time for a nice knife...
I was at a kitchen shop in Boston the other day and was messing around with a couple knives. The one that felt best in my hand was the 10" Shun Classic; loved the balance of the weight and how it felt in my hand. Didn't have a big, clumsy handle that got in the way of my pinch grip.
When I got home I decided to do some research on Shun knives and found out that among enthusiasts that there are better knives out there for the money.
So! I'm looking to spend somewhere between $150-200 and have been looking at gyutos since the profile seems to be somewhere in between the flat blade of a santoku and the ultra-curvy shape of Wustofs and brands like that.
Any ideas? Been eyeing the Konosuke White #2 as it is a) in my price range and b) really pretty