Watanabe's pro petty has always interested me. Kurouchi stainless-clad blue #1 (I've never seen anything bad written about his blue steel) and has a profile more akin to a small gyuto than most 150mm petties.
The takeda looks amazing but out of my price range. Reading about masamoto and watanabe some more, seems to be well-liked here, thanks for the suggestions!
Here's a couple pettys I acquired recently Takeda Damascus $50 and Sakai Yusuke $125. Yusuke much more shortin profile, makes it easy for in hand tasks.
tanaka, not takeda. right? love everthing about that yusuke. im sure its awesome.