As a newly registered member to this forum I just wanted to say hi and tell you all how much I enjoy this forum and the information it provides. My interest in knives began some years ago with the folder variety. I have a couple of custom folders and a few Spydercos and others. Last Christmas I decided to buy my wife some new kitchen cutlery and the direction of my interests changed accordingly. Due to time constraints with the holidays fast approaching, a too brief search led me to the Shun classic line. Wish I had found this forum first. Anyway, she loves them and I continued to educate myself in the world of kitchen cutlery. A couple of months ago I decided to buy a gyuto for myself. Long story short, this led me to Marko and we are currently discussing one of his customs. I now understand all the praise and admiration you have for this gentleman. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you and as things progress with Marko I'll let you know.