Hi everyone, been lurking on the forum for a while and wanted to introduce myself. Im from northern NJ and been getting into knives over the last few years. I started with a set of Henckels from Macy's about 10 years ago and then about 5 years ago I got a few pieces from Shun. Over the years they have been good to me but as I started reading more and more about knives I wanted to give carbon steel a try. About a year ago I got approval from the finance committee to pick up a 240mm Takeda gyuto and I fell in love all over again (dont tell my wife).
Since then I have been looking to slowly upgrade some of my knives with some new hardware and I started reading this site (dangerous for my wallet). A few weeks ago I decided to join and here I am with my first post.
I look forward to learning more from this community and feeding my knife addiction.