I know some forums don't like it if you just start asking questions without first saying hello so here it is.
I'm a newbie and after spending what seems like an age trying to decide which knife to buy for my first one I've narrowed it down to two. So, I will be asking for people's opinions in the main forum. Japanese knives if there's a specific one.
My name is James and I'm from Leeds in the UK.
Many thanks to those who answer any of my questions!