Here's some background, I have been looking for my first decent level chef's knife for a bit now and so far my research has led to be the big brands like Shun, Global, Miyabi etc. I did a lot of online browsing and I have narrowed it down to
This Shun 7 inch Asian Chef's Knife for 99 dollars
and a global 8" for the same price.
However, I don't exactly what a "asian 7" chef's knife" mean in terms of profile and feel, I have never heard of this before and is it very different from a actual chef's knife?
Anyway, my research has led me to this forum and where I read a lot of threads about Japanese Knives from JCK.com and now I'm not sure if I want a Shun or Global anymore.
I am from Canada, and has a price range at about 130 dollars, and I've narrowed it in terms of Japanese knives at that price range to
Hiromoto Super series
FKM or FMH series, (I'm not quite sure if I want stainless or carbon steel yet)
There was also this Miyabi 8 inch fusion knife for 99 dollars, but the shipping and duties would make it around 150 dollars for me, which is too expensive.
Anyway, real first timer here, and I've been overwhelmed by information from reading this forum, this is just some rambling and question I have.