Hey there, I'm looking to purchase my first quality knife after years of using cheap stamped blades. After doing quite some research I've settled on the Carbonext gyuto 240/270 along with a King 1k/6k stone, but I had one concern. There seems to be a pretty uniform consensus that the ootb edge/profile on the carbonext is horrible, even with the ES option JCK offers. I've never sharpened knives myself before, and I was wondering if I should invest in having the knife shipped somewhere to have it professionally sharpened then sent to me, or if I should try my hand at sharpening it myself. I'm a fairly competent person, I'm just worried it might be a bit big of a job for a sharpening scrub.
Also this is more of an aside but I was curious about your opinions on 240 vs 270mm, from a personal opinion standpoint. Leaning towards the 270 I think but just curious on what you guys might weigh in with.