I have few regular yanagibas and a kensaki yanagiba. Have handled sakimaru takohiki. In my opinion, definitely start with Jon's recommendation and learn to use the regular yanagiba well in regards of service and sharpening. Once you get to that point, dealing with other kinds become much easier. It still doesn't change the fact that the regular yanagiba shape is absolutely amazing at what it's intended use is and more. Kensaki and sakimaru looks cool but regular yanagiba is pure performance badass.
I have no interest in a Kiritsuke shaped gyuto (right now anyway). I'm looking for a true single bevel. So this fits the bill perfectly. Can't wait for he page to be created, any measurements you can share?