I'm looking to buy my first good quality knife. This knife will be for at home only. I'm thinking 200mm-210mm unless there's a reason other than preference to consider something else. I'd prefer not to spend more than $300. If I can get two knives, a petty as the second, for close that price I will do that as long as I don't have to sacrifice on quality. I love sharpening and I'm eager to learn more and willing to spend ~$100 on a stone + steel at the moment. Japanese is what I'm leaning toward and I love the look of the hammered Damascus (unless there's a practical reason to avoid it). I haven't used many different knives but I think I'd like at least a little heft to the knife, nothing too light. Any thoughts or suggestions?