Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!
BTW, if you'd like to try an Ultimatum in 19C27, I have one gathering dust in a drawer that you can try for the price of shipping. It might be what you're looking for. PM me if you're interested.
I'd like to know what you mean by "heavier tasks."
+1. However, I also have no problem using a "laser" on hard squash. In fact, I prefer a thinner knife for these tasks.. What exactly happens to your KonHD when you try to cut squash with it?
+1 I've never really understood the image fragility concerning lasers. My Harner nakiri is the thinnest knife behind the edge that i will probably ever own (really, its crazy thin) and i downright have been abusing it for months with all manor of food. The edge is still completely perfect, not a microchip in sight. And it is also the best cutter for the hard items.