Hi all, just joined this great forum. I would like to upgrade to my first good chef's knife. I'm no professional, still learning technique and this will be used for home cooking duties. I don't really care so much about brand name or looks, it's a tool to me and I was hoping that maybe there are knife recommendations for something that is somewhat easier to maintain (relatively speaking of course). Would it make sense to buy something like a Mac Pro if it's not meticulously cared after? Some of the maintenance tools seem to cost up to three times the price of the knife. What maintenance tools would be advised if I was to buy a Mac Pro (seems to be generally recommended around these parts) for example? I personally have zero experience with sharpening. I don't want to build a shrine for the knife, just wondering what the minimal upkeep tools are suggested. Would it be blasphemy to buy a Mac Pro and then use an automatic sharpener? Am I better off just buying a much cheaper knife?