Yamashin White #1 Gyuto 210mm. This authentic Japanese traditional kitchen knife line features a hand-forged double-layer white-paper steel blade (white #1) but is very reasonably priced. These are everyday kitchen knives that many good cooks love to use in Japan. They sharpen really well and hold a nice edge. The grinds on these knives for the money are impressive which makes them a great overall value. If you've never tried a good Japanese knife and don't want to spend a ton of money this knife would be an excellent choice. Care for carbon steel knives is simple. Just wipe them dry after you use them and don't let water or acid linger on the blade. The knife will patina over time adding to the great rustic look of these knives.
This is your workhorse type of knife, use for it a week in professional kitchen and I quite like it. The handle is nice for this price range, but it does have little gap between the blade and handle. I recommend putting some beeswax on it to prevent water getting into the handle. Also the knife come somewhat dull out of the box, but itís super easy to sharpen. So I recommend paying for the sharpening service here, if you donít know how to sharpen a knife. Once the knife is sharp itís a joy to use!