I have decided to purchase a Santoku knife, but am having a tough decision on picking which one. The price range I have to spend is somewhere around $100.
I'll probably buy from Chef's Knives to go http://www.**************.com/santokuknives.html unless someone has another good store to recommend that ships internationally.
My question though, is there much of a quality difference between the various brands of $90-$130 knives?
Is a Sakai or Shun better than a Watanabe or Tanaka?
I think I have decided on a Japanese style handle. Mostly because of looks and if I am going to be buying a Japanese style knife the handle may as well be Japanese as well. I have read a fair bit on forums and it seems people prefer either type, which perhaps brings it mostly down to preference.
Any help on picking a knife??
hmm.. my 'helpful' links are apparently being edited.. I guess you can still understand my question...