Hello! I'm new to the forum and would love some input from everyone.
I've grown up with Western style knives, (mostly older professional Henkles from my grandmother's old cutlery store). I've decided that the craftsmanship going into Japanese style knives is far more to my liking. Never having owned a true Japanese made knife (closest thing would be Shun Classic) I want to know where everyone recommend I go, brand, type (Gyuto vs Nakiri), etc.
I cook at home, and usually preparing enough food for 6-8, so a lot of vegetable prep work. Santuko has been my go-to for years. So far I've been considering Tojiro Dp, Moritaka, or Masamoto. Price limit is at or below $140.