I've just prepared the evening meal for us at home - yummm roasted garlic, baked spicy potatoes etc..
Here's the scenario that came to me while I was slicing the veges: Imagine this:-
All (yes ALL) of your prize Japanese kitchen knives have been lost/stolen/destroyed/gone for good. You have none left. All gone bro, your kitchen is naked !!
The replacement fairy has said to you.. "You are only allowed to choose ONE knife to replace your lost army of knives."
Which one would you choose, no excuses no exceptions, which ONE knife would you choose. ??? For yourself and spouse/family maybe?
I have made my personal decision, and it surprised me.
This, of course, is only a thought experiment, but what do you think???