Here's some food for thought:
Fujiwara FKH, $83, stainless, yo handle:
I have one of these in a 150mm petty. Nice enough for the money, and much nicer than the usual German knives, but not quite as nice as the ones below, as you'd expect given the price.
Carbonext, $128 in 240mm, $100 in 210mm, semi-stainless steel, yo handle:
No personal experience, but I...