So I've been browsing the internet looking at some knives and I must say I've found myself in a bit of a dillema trying to decide which is right for me. I know I want an 8 inch knife that has a slight curve, I was also considering a gyutou my budget is $175 or below, I would also like the grind to be symettrical for ease of sharpening. I'm right handed as well. Thanks for any help in advance.
Deciding on purchasing a new knife.
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Sorry I didn't specify, by symmetrical I me I meant a 50/50 bevel. I would perfer a carbon steel gyuto unless you think otherwise. It will be for home use and I have the ability to sharpen it. This knife will not replace any particular knife, I would just perfer to have a thin knife in combination with my thick heavy german knife, which I plan to use souly for cutting squash, watermelon and things of that nature. These are some knives I've been looking at and would like your opinion, and or suggestions.
Yes, I already have a beater knife which as of right now I use to cut everthing from tomatoes to deboning a chicken and everyting in between. I am looking for a knife that is thinner, lighter and has a better balance than my current knife. I still plan to use this knife to do the hard work, anything with bone or cutting something particularly tough like squash. I would love to hear any of your suggestions as for which knife I should buy.