Yes. I like the one I tried too (the older style), no matter the price. A 240 is smaller in length - 240mm to the machi - but very nice grind, finish & feel, and blue#2 often seems like the high-end fav for steels for pro use in Japan.
Originally Posted by tk59
I did not change price on Kato right away only when i got new stock of them and all old stock was sold.
Originally Posted by JBroida
Can't go wrong with any of those. As for the Hide, I think it's the old style. There's a bit more belly and the tip is higher than I prefer. Still a great knife.
Originally Posted by Aphex
I have a 240 Hide that is an older profile. Always happy when I use that knife. The new profiles are nice too and highly recommended.