Thanks for the detailed info on Shibazi rickyro! I had actually purchased two new Shibazi's this week to complement my CCK (mine's ~225 x 110 so I may have the model number wrong). I was looking for something heavier and bought a S2506-A which is listed as a heavy duty Chinese meat cleaver which has a more western style handle. I also decided to try a stainless handle one as well as a PO3 so will report back when they arrive. Total including shipping was ~$30 from the site unkajonet recommended.