Hello all, I have been reading lots of posts to get my first Japanese knife, some of which come from 2010, I realize. BDL has been recommending the following: MAC Pro $195.00 for the MBK-85Masamoto VG $162 for the 8.2 inchKakayagi VG-10 $180 for the KV-8 So it seems BDL's favorite, is actually the cheapest here at $162. So price is not really an issue unless I am looking at the wrong chef's knife. It is a little more with the 9 inches, obviously. So the only other thing is that I like sharper knives, but I think they all can slice tomatoes horizontally without you holding it. The other criteria is that I don't really cook that much so ideally I dont want to do too much maintenance. So if Masamoto VG is the cheapest out of those, shouldn't the choice be obvious? Or am I missing something? Thanks!