Let's talk Santoku (dont throw your chefs knives at me) - Page 2
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But this guy doesn't want a Japanese knife... Wants a santoku, but not Japanese...
I had a Hiromoto G3 Santoku. Nimble as a feather. It was a present for a friend. Very nice steel.
Edited by Ordo - 9/26/13 at 3:11pm
Ops! Sorry. Will not forget that (but i hope you change your mind about Japanese knives anyway, ha!)
Oh, obrusov, I had no idea you are a girl. In that case that Hiromoto with its short handle might suit you more than I could imagine.
However, there's another one I will draw your attention to. By no means the cheapest one, also a Japanese one, but very highly valued knives by many pros and amateurs.
It's a Hattori HD series 170 mm santoku. I bought this lot for my daughter. Really good material and a nice "sculpted" micarta grip.
It's the fourth one from the left (click on the image to enlarge);