This thread may be controversial to some but as a noob I find it very helpful.

I have a set of stainless blades being forged by Takeshi Saji and Hiroom Itou.

The handles will be custom made by members on this forum.

The Saji blades will have Wa handles and the Itou blades will have Western handles.

I'm wondering if anyone sees value in Wa handles on some profiles and Western handles on other profiles?

Off topic a bit but I'm interested in thoughts of others ....