Hitohira Futana S3 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Pakka Handle (Yo)
The Futana series is a great series for anyone getting into Japanese kitchen knives for elegant aesthetics and beautifully finished wooden handles. The S3 line features a fully stainless blade for ease of maintenance, whereas the SB line boasts Blue Super carbon steel that will hold an incredible edge for a long while (one must keep clean and dry it often to prevent it from rusting, and a benign discoloration will form regardless).
A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chef's knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Steel: Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 330mm
Edge Length: 210mm
Handle to Tip Length: 216mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Handle Length: 106mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous