Hey guys, I've been reading the forum for awhile now researching in anticipation of finding a Gyuto knife. After reading lots on this forum it's obviously that every knife is individual to the user and intended use, therefore I thought it would be best to ask the question, even though there are heaps of "I want to buy my first..." questions on here. I am not a professional in the industry, definitely a hobbyist, but I appreciate the art and process to own and maintain a high quality Japanese knife. Happy to spend a bit more money on something that is also an artwork, not just a tool, around $300. I've looked at countless knives, starting at Shun and Miyabi etc, now looking at knives that seem to be more unique: - Takeda Aogami Super http://www.chuboknives.com/products/takeda-aogami-super-gyutou-210mm-8-3#.Ve2SPJ2qqko - Fijiwara san's Maboroshi http://www.teruyasu.net/products/gyuto.html - Kurosaki R2 western http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kur2gy.html - Masamoto KS http://www.chefknivestogo.com/maksgy24.html I used the Fujiwara knife at a store today, really nice, but not sure what I want yet. Love some suggestions. Cheers.