So i just got this beautiful knife from a french chef, who is a friend of mine, and I don't know a anything about it. Can somebody please tell me something about it, or does anybody know the name of it? Sorry for the bad quality. Thanks a lot.
I can't read the Kanji inscription, but it's not a brand I recognize offhand. From the little bit of it I can see the knife appears to be a relatively inexpensive, stainless, "hollow ground" santoku, about 7" long.
Judging Guessing from the picture only, the "new" price is probably in the $15 - $50 range. However, the true value of a knife is how well it works for you which is a very personal thing but usually judged by such criteria as how sharp you can get it and keep it, how comfortable it is, how well it suits your needs, etc. If you like it, it's a great knife. If not, not.
If I could see a picture of both sides and the handle of the whole knife, and if you could tell me how long the blade is measured from the back of the blade to the tip (not including the length of the handle), I might be able to tell you more, or not.
Your best bet is someone who can read the script on the blade -- whether that person knows knives or not.
I take it you're not familiar with "Hasaki" as a marque -- whether maker or hamono. Just as a word, remembering from kendo forty years ago and with the magic of Google, doesn't it mean "point" (at the tip of a blade)?