The mention of a Carter damascus throws me off, to be quite honest. I mean, that's a very high end knife and the others, while still great knives are not in the same league.
So, I'm going to have some "all over the place" recommendations:
The Kikuichi TKC is a great great knife:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ichimonjitkc.html
Good steel, good profile, good F&F, great geometry. It'll be a thin knife, but not a laser so to say. Great value of a knife and one of only two production gyuto's I have left.
The Hiromoto AS is another great value:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/hi27chkn.html
Both of the above would be great $200 range knives in the 10" range.
The Suisin Inox Honyaki 270mm is a great knife but doubles the price tag. You'll get a better finished knife, a beautiful handle, and an incredibly thin knifehttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/suinhowagy27.html
Is it worth twice the price....depends on how you view money.