I'm seriously considering to get a Gesshin Ginga gyuto (stainless). Now I don't have a general preference for wa or yo handles, but I do have a preference for rounder handles.
For example, the octagonal handle on a Konosuke petty I have is slightly to blocky for me. However, many yo handles are blocky as well.
It is hard to judge the shape of particularly the Western handle on the Gesshin Ginga from pictures only. Is it comfortable?
And are there any other differences between the Western and Japanese versions?
Which one do you prefer?