I always bought expensive knives even it is not suitable my skills.
I have really enjoyed work with those knives in restaurants where I used to work.
Japanese Samurai cleans up and takes care of his sword, and then he watch ripple lines, line of the blade, and mirror finish of the blade with the beauty, awe, and tranquil carefully, and then he think back on his mind.
How was Today?
Did I deal the thing very good Today?
Did I make wrong?
Am I walking a right track on my life right now?
Am I right person to have such a wonderful sword?
Is my mind clean and clear like the sword, and no cloud in my mind?
It is not religion but it might be close to philosophy.
When I have worked in restaurants with most of times, I have had with Ikkanshi Tadatuna knives which are more expensive than famous & high quality Masamoto knife.
Those Ikkanshi Tadtuna knives are over qualify my skills at that time.
Whenever I screwed up sharpening the knives (try & try but still dull edge coming out) or slicing Sashimi did not come out nice or peeling Daikon radish came out not even thickness, I felt the knife is so junk, but I thought back on little while, and then it is not cause of the knife. I must be something wrong on the somewhere on the whole processes or needs more practices.
To have high quality knife, we can’t just point on the knife making a reason that we can’t do it well.
It gives us time to think about it again to make it solve the problems.