Recommendation for Good Kitchen Knife
If you're thinking about giving him a Shun, this is a really nice one.
Love the way it looks; it's on my wish list. Shun Premier Chef's Knife 177.95.....Prime eligible
8-Inch chef's knife; the perfect all-purpose knife for chopping and slicing both meats and vegetables
Features layered Damascus steel with a striking, hand-hammered finish (known as 'Tsuchime' in Japanese)
Hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping foods from sticking to the knife blade
Premium pakkawood handle nestles comfortably into the curves of the palm and allows for a variety of comfortable and secure grips
Dishwasher safe; hand washing and air drying recommended; limited lifetime warranty Image: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ciJ5U0TmL._SL1500_.jpg width=750