I'll second the +1 the Ginga. But given your budget (
Nope. 2nd guess, but much closer than the first....
It's a Kaisei, which has also been called Kazama. I think they came in blue or red,
Merry Christmas. Congrats on the Marko knife -- what a great present!
+1 on talking with Jon for recommendations. And also on starting with a 1000/6000 grit combo stone, there are a few options.
The Ginga is
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Randy!