I'm thinking of getting a honesuki, and looking at a few different options:
- the Hattori FH that's on sale now in BST - looks nice and gets good reviews, but I'm not a fan of VG-10 (at least as seen in my Tojiro DP). I'm also unsure whether the curved profile is better or worse than the common flat honesuki profile.
- Carbonext: seems like a good value, the steel is well-liked.
- Artifex in AEB-L: seems like a good value as well, and I like AEB-L.
Thoughts? Other good options? I'd also be fine with wa handles, but they seem to be less common for honesuki.