So it's my 50th come June 13 and my lovely wife has approved a birthday/fathers day gyoto. I was hoping to get Marko's 255 he brought to the ECG, but family came in town so I could not make it, and the price with the saya became too much
I was originally looking for something in stainless, even thought Marko's was not I love his handle design, and am on Mario's wait list, and that is still a slight preference but would be interested in carbon too. I am partial to the Shigefusa profile but of course am open to offers from other makers. I have found a new 240 Shigefusa for 400 without a saya for a back up but thought it would be interesting to see it some knife hoarder, I mean collector, had a knife they were ready to part with.
My price range goes up to about 450 or so for the right knife.
I do have a few old Sabatier's I bought from Lee Valley Tools about 15 years ago that were new at that time even thought they were made between 1920 and 1950 if someone was interested. Here is a link to an article about them: http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories...t_223484.shtml