I am looking for suggestions on where to purchase a high quality handcrafted chef's knife. It would be a 10 year anniversary gift for my husband, so I am really looking for something beautiful and of extremely high quality, rather than commercial brands. We currently have Wusthof knives that he likes, but I am thinking a japanese style blade might be the right choice. We both find that the Wusthof's don't slice through as smoothly as we would prefer for items like sushi, even when just sharpened.
I have about 7 months before our anniversary, so I think that should be plenty of time to get most custom made blades or even something from abroad.
Any other suggestions people have for making this a really special gift?