Japanese Knives – What to Buy? in Kitchen Consumer Posted February 25, 2014 I own many Japanese knives. I just purchased one recently on a recommendation from a friend. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E0EF99Y/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_itemI must say the Zhen is very well balanced with a very reasonable weight. It a great Usaba at a really good price.