I'm a student in Australia, cook quite often at home and I'm passionate about it. My house owner actually have a set of Global knives at home and allow me to use them. At the beginning it was great, but over time without sharpening, chopping with it is getting more and more dangerous. The owner actually doesn't do any sharpening himself and doesn't own any sharpening tools, the kitchen gears were mainly for collection purpose until I moved in. Therefore, I am thinking of getting a chef knife myself, something similar to the Global (Shun's knife is looking good to me). I'm willing to spend ~$200 on the knife and ~$100 for the sharpening tools. Any good suggestions :)?