Hi, I am still looking for a few affordable blades that look nice, are not too demanding (i.e. stainless) and wa style that I can stick a handle on and give them to non-knifenuts friends and family without embarrassing myself. Jantz used to have a wa VG-10 line but they are discontinued unless I want to deal with the bolstered ones. Does anybody happen to know a source? I was thinking about maybe getting a couple of these Russels and ripping the pakka wood handles off (http://www.agrussell.com/japanese-ki...p/SEThhhKDM04/) but maybe someone has a better idea? That's about the price range I was hoping for, too.