I'm a big fan of my older KS, and I just pulled the trigger on a Tesshu. I'll let you know how this pans out.
I guess that's an answer. Completely unresponsive to the question but an answer nevertheless.
If you want to have a couple of good quality, western style stainless knives, the Suisin from Korin (via Amazon) would serve you well.
You will continue the pretty girls I hope???
grind looks (and probably is) amazing. http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...ghlight=tesshu