I've been reading the forum for awhile now researching in anticipation of finding a Gyuto knife.
After reading lots on this forum it's obviously that every knife is individual to the user and intended use, therefore I thought it would be best to ask the question, even though there are heaps of "I want to buy my first..." questions on here.
I am not a professional in the industry, definitely a hobbyist, but I appreciate the art and process to own and maintain a high quality Japanese knife. Happy to spend a bit more money on something that is also an artwork, not just a tool, around $300.
I've looked at countless knives, starting at Shun and Miyabi etc, now looking at knives that seem to be more unique:
- Takeda Aogami Super
- Fijiwara san's Maboroshi
- Kurosaki R2 western
- Masamoto KS
I used the Fujiwara knife at a store today, really nice, but not sure what I want yet.
Love some suggestions.