Originally Posted by bananafeller
Tojiro dp for sure. i paid around 70$ (with shipping) and i love it.
best buy for your money for sure.
check it out at korin.
also 70 is for the 9 inch blade and 8 inch if cheaper
here is a link
If your budget includes the Tojiro it's definately a superb choice (I have the 240mm gyuto shown). For a bit less you can get the 210mm/8.25" version, and some people prefer the shorter knife.
I recently bought a 210mm Kanetsune gyuto from Smokey Mountain Knifeworks
. It's a nice Damascus-clad VG-10 knife. Right now they're on sale for $59.95 with free shipping. I've used it at work for the last week and am pretty impressed so far, especially for such an inexpensive knife.