First of all, I would like to introduce myself. I'm a 29 french guy who loves cooking and baking pastries and desert more particularly.
I recently discovered Japanese knives and would like to make myself a really good gift by buying a Santoku as I really like this knife type
Since two or three weeks, I spend hours on forums, looking for the best knife to buy but now, I must confess, after reading and reading, I m a bit lost.
In short, firstly I was thinking of getting a Damascus knife because of their appearance but regarding my budget (around $200/250) I don't think it's the best choice to do.
I'm also really fancy WA handles, more than Western styles.
My first choice was for a Mizuno Santoku with Blue Steel blade but after reading I discovered it was not a proper Mizuno but an outsourced version not well finished.
Now, my list has spreaded quite a lot and I don't see how to filter it out by myself. I really need your expertise
- Misono UX10
- Masamoto HC
- Hattori FH
- Hiromoto Damascus
- Ryusen Blazen
- Ryusen Damascus
- JCK Fu Rin Ka Zan
Thanks for your time in advance, much appreciated