I am looking to buy my first japanese knife and I am deciding between Miyabi and Hattori. I couldn't find much information on Miyabi since it looks to be quite new, but Henckels is a pretty well trusted brand, so I have relative confidence in their quality. However, the Hattori look to be more "authentic" since they are all hand made.
Has anyone had any experience with Miyabi and can they comment on the comfort of use and performance as well as quality/durability. I am looking at the damascus blade line, as that is a feature I am really wanting for my first set.
Thanks for any help!