Should the weight of my new handle be taken into account?
I've been researching what gyuto I want to get so I can get it mated to my new handle. I'm leaning mostly towards featherweights, weighting in around 136g to 140g, but I'm also considering a few others. I got to thinking about how much my handle weights and how it might affect my choice. My new handle weights 72g which makes it be more than 50% of the total weight of the knives I'm considering.
Here's the list of my choices, all 240mm:
- Mizuno Akitada Hontanren Stainless(130g)
- Konosuke HD(136g)
- Ashi Stainless(138g)
- Sakai Yusuke Stainless(140g)
- Aritsugu A-Style(150g)
- Masamoto KS(162g)
Will I have balance issue? The stock handles used by most knife makers seem to be the same whether it's a lightweight or heavy gyuto, so maybe I'm over thinking this.