unless you find your 'perfect match' in every way imaginable, shouldn't any knife be expendable? i'm still in search of my holy grail. sure i've found a few that i think is great most of the way, but that last 1 or 2 attributes counts for A LOT at this end of the spectrum. i imagine a highly specific full on custom is the only way to achieve such a thing. my most recent is a semi-custom takeda, i'm thinking i may need a second custom from another maker to handle heavier tasks.
any gifted knives should not be involved in the discussion as that goes without saying not to let go of unless regifting elsewhere.