I meant 143g
My 240mm Ikazuchi gyuto is 135 g. In comparison I just weighed my shigefusa 210mm gyuto and it was 172g.
I imagine the ho wood handle helps tilt the balance forward which IMHO helps with momentum chopping. So bottom line, more weight than a laser, but a thin grind that performs well, and good steel and price? So if you don't need a weighty knife for chopping, a pretty fantastic knife at the price?
FWIW - This is from most recent "batch". GG Stainless. (It would convert you Jim)
Older and wider..
once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right