I'm Riccardo, and i'm from Italy, so my english is not so good.
I'm looking for a true hand-forged Japanese knives, in particular a high quality gyuto of 210mm-240mm, made of carbon steel. I can spend maximum 200 dollars.
Well, I found theese knives:
-Masamoto HC http://japanesechefsknife.com/HCSeries.html#HCSeries
-Misono Sweden steel http://japanesechefsknife.com/SwedenSteelSeries.html#SwedenSteel
-Takamura R2(don't know if it's a carbon steel) http://www.finejapanesekitchenknives.com/takamura.php
1)Do you know if anyone of theese is a truly hand-forged knifes?
2)Is one of theese better than the others?
3)Could you recommend me other knives of the same category?