Nice to meet you all! I have gone in a bit over my head looking for a new knife so I figured best to ask for some professional advice. My budget is $100-600 - I am willing to spend the extra money for something that will really last, my hope is to use this knife daily for life if I spend over $300. In a perfect world my knife would be; -Sharp with great edge retention -Very durable -On the heavy side (over 10oz?) -8.5 - 9.5 inches -Wide for my big hands and extra weight -Western style handle The two knives I found that really tick all these boxes are unfortunately a bit expensive but the shape and weight of them looks perfect, I would love to find something similar but cheaper. https://www.mtckitchen.com/takamura-hsps-pro-yo-deba-knife-240mm-9-4/ http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=85490 Not as heavy (maybe less durable) or wide but the other nice ones I have come across that are much cheaper; https://www.chefknivestogo.com/katksa18.html https://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/collections/all/products/suien-vc-270mm-gyuto https://www.japaneseknifeimports.co.../products/gesshin-ginga-270mm-stainless-gyuto https://www.mtckitchen.com/sakai-takayuki-inox-gyuto-knife-270mm-10-6/ http://www.epicedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=95838 I thanks you for your time and look forward to hearing from you!