Well in that case, the threadstarter is better off using the net, than get hustled at a knifestore made for tourists.
I guess this will be the perfect knife: http://www.This Site Not Allowed Here.com.com/todpwa24.html
Or he could even have DrNaka get him a Yoshikane or a Shigefusa for far less than he would have payed on a marked in Japan
If he wants to impress friends then he should at least know what he is buying. Because its rather embarrasing going to Italy to buy a car to show all your friends and familiy and telling them all sorts of stories about this Italian muscle car made by experts with a long list of customer waiting for their special car, and its this one you bought: http://drpinna.com/wp-content/upload...x-Fiat_500.jpg and your friend actually thought you bought this one: http://www.exoticcars.ws/cars/ferrar...doors-open.jpg
but I admit, there are cool history among cheap knives as well: http://www.This Site Not Welcome Here.com.com/mm5/m...y_Code=BOMBCUT
But the threadstarter wants to get into things before he buys. Lets inform him about the possibilities