Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi everyone. My 10yo is a huge help in the kitchen and loves prepping veggies and fruits for us. We don't eat a ton of meat and hardly cook it at home, so that's not a criteria. She cuts on the board 90% of the time, this is important. As of now she uses western style handles, but it's not a deal breaker to have a Japanese handle. I want something in the 120mm - 150mm length We have a Hapstone V7 with some nice stones, keeping it sharp won't be an issue. Reactive steel also not an issue, it will teach her to care for something important. I'm thinking a Petty knife is a good option. She uses a cheap Wustof now with a similar shape and excels with it Budget is $50 Any black Friday or cyber Monday deals I can take advantage of?