I love my knives: A carbon hand made from Japan, my Mac and my Global G2. I'm, personally, on the path of a 240mm gyuto (I love the Konosuke HD), but that's a different story... Onto the question!
I have friends getting married and they are not cooks at all. They won't sharpen the knife, they'll throw it in the sink (nix Carbon Steel), and they registered for a Cutco. Maybe I'm a snob, but besides getting them something other than a knife, I am not going to buy them their Cutco... although they say it's dishwasher safe....
I'm looking to spend +/- $100.
Victorinox came to mind, but I'd like to spend a little more than $35 and have it look a little "nicer".
I was also looking at a stainless steel Artifex 210mm gyuto. Looks very nice for ~$80 and who knows, maybe they'll get into the hobby!
Thoughts are welcome!