After gathering some unexpected PayPal funds and selling my Blazen, I am interested in a new knife. I am thrilled with my Rodrigue laser, and am now interested in a beefier workhorse to complement it. My must-haves:
240 or 270, leaning 270
Carbon, or AEBL (or 52100)
I like balance point around machi.
Doesn't need to be wa, but strong preference.
Sturdy blade, little to no flex. Reference point is DT 240 ITK.
Devin Thomas ITK 270
(Tried a 240 stainless and adored it, would need an offer.)
Gesshin Hide White No 2 Hon Kasumi 240
(Very curious about new profile and steel options, pm'd Jon)
Gesshin Hinoura Ajikataya 240 White No. 2 Wa Gyuto
(Very interested in trying Hinoura but can't afford Tsukasa)
Kochi Migaki Wa Gyuto 270
(Thick but thin behind the edge, seems like a good option.)
Anyone have any suggestions, comments, Devins for sale? Willing to spend up to 450. Always appreciate the collective insight.
Also if you are looking to unload anything that meets the above criteria, please let me know.