Inspired by other KKF members, I decided to take a step and share my journey (ongoing) with everyone here. I was first introduced to Japanese knives on April 7th 2018, I received a set of Shun knives as birthday gift. As I have quick learned that there are even better knives out there, I dived right into the rabbit hole. On May 28th 2018 I joined KKF, my first carbon knife purchase was a shigefusa santoku and a 270mm masamoto gyuto. (don't make much sense I know ) Within the past 15 month as a KKF member I have purchased about 50 to 70 knives here and there. My path started as user then quickly switched over to collector now guided back to user again. As this journey continues, I will share some photos and why at the time it was the "right" knife for me.