Ok - so what I am hearing, and please correct me if I am wrong, is that I should steer clear of the Tojiro DP that I linked to?
On top of that, you are saying that the FKH is a good knife.
I have no problem with carbon (in fact I quite like the idea of carbon) it's just that whenever I find a thread where the FKHs are discussed a lot of people talk about this taste/smell issue, which is not something that I see being mentioned so much when discussing most carbon knives. I have no issue with having to take care of a carbon knife, and the patina etc, and all that goes with a carbon, but I see warning bells whenever this particular carbon has been mentioned.... I do have a friendly butcher round the corner who if asked nicely would probabaly give me a bag of blood to soak it in after all....
As I mentioned in the OP, I can't really justify spending a lot on this knife which is why I am looking at the FKH or FKM. I guess I could push it up to a CarboNext maybe?
There seems to have been no great love for the FKM, or will I find that a let down compared to my CN?