Tojiro DP Gyuto 210mm (8.3"). This is the knife that will start your addiction to Japanese cutlery. Available for about $80.00 and shipping, it will make your Henkel or Messermeister feel like a block of wood. VG 10 core steel takes a very sharp edge, but care needs to be taken to avoid chipping. This is the knife you learn with, but I still pull it out all the time. It's actually the only stainless knife left in my rotation.