I currently own a Henckels 240mm chef knife, the kind with the yellow handle, and I would like to upgrade. I've been in the service industry for about two and a half years so I don't know much about knives.
Budget: No more than 400$ CDN, preferably around the 200-300 range.
Style: Japanese Gyutou(stainless steel)
I live in Canada and I would like to order from Paul's Finest online because it saves me a lot of hassle and time as opposed to ordering from a US site.
I've got it down to 2 knives:
The Misono UX-10 240mm Gyutou, pricing in at $275CDN
The Grand Cheff 240mm Gyutou, pricing in at $175CDN
Which is better? I would think that because the Misono knife is more expensive, it would be the better knife but I know that is not always the case.
I've also been reading the posts in this forum and I'm interested in the Masamoto and hattori brands.
A website(preferably North American) with either of these brands would be much appreciated. All recommendations and opinions are welcome.