First of all, since this is my very first post at this forum, I would like to start by saying Hi I'm a homecook in search of the knife that will last me 10-20 years. After browsing this forum for hours, I've skipped my old idea of getting a Wüsthof Ikon Chef's knife and aim for a Japanese knife instead. I want a knife that is sharp, good looking (I like the Ikon look) and easy to care for. I have never sharpened a knife before, but I intend to learn how to. oh, and I prefer knives 16-20 centimetres (pref. around 18.) My budget is around 150 dollars. (180 dollars if I can find the knife within Sweden, since there will be a 25% tax add if I order outside the country, most likely). Any ideas?