I'm looking into giving an general use/every day knife as a groomsmen gift for my wedding this upcoming Spring. What would you recommend?
Budget - It'd be ideal if it could be around or under the $150 mark. A little over for the right knife can be done if needed.
Use and what's being replaced- General food prep and potentially daily use. They are not professional chefs, but dedicate a substantial amount of time to cooking. All of them are still using Target/Walmart specials carried over from college apartments years ago.
Other notes and what I've found so far - They have spent a substantial amount of time in Japan. In doing some preliminary research I thought the Kiritsuke style knife might be a nice touch. Please let me know if anyone thinks that is or is not a good knife choice for this. Another option I looked at was the Santoku, but it looked a little straight/flat for what I was looking for.
The only brand I've found offered locally with any substantial info on was Shun. I've seen a few threads on here discussing Shun and recommending other brands. None of the suggestions I've checked so far seem to be in the right price range. Are my expectations/budget way off for this?
edit: word tense
Edited by Babbling Broke - 8/17/16 at 8:48am