I just recently found interest in investing in a really good chef's knife. I don't cook food for a living but I really enjoy preparing my food at home.
This knife really caught my eye and I'm very interested in buying it (unfortunately it was out of stock)http://www.chefknivestogo.com/moritaka8.html
But before I go ahead and purchase one, I just wanted to ask you some basic questions, hopefully you'll find the time to answer them
1. Is the knife delivered with any form of storage? Or is that something I should purchase separetely?
2. Maintenance - how do you maintain a knife like this, besides the obvious sharpening. For example where should I store it, should I wrap it in something after each use, should I clean it during food-preparation etc.
3. How is it shipped? In what kind of container is the knife kept?
4. And finally, obviously I need to invest in a sharpener. Should I invest in stone sharpeners?
I really hope you could help me with this, I've already made the decision to purchase a knife (hopefully from you), but I just wanted to know some of the basics behind "knife-wielding".