Hello everyone! I'm totally new in this world of high quality knives. I love to cook, and this made me want to buy an acceptable western chef knife from Amazon. I really freaked out because in my home we used to have really bad knives. Then, time passed and the edge of my Mercer knife wasn't like new, so I started researching about sharpening stones and techniques. Then I added my shapton pro 1000 and a leather strop to the team. Lately, I started researching more about knives because I want to buy a Japanese style knife, more light weight, made of carbon steel, with better edge retention, and that make me feel like a samurai cutting onions like butter. And well, I ended here haha.