Yeah plus don't they have that yanagi in Korin thats cowry x? expensive as hell though.
Maybe they should consider trying ZDP-189, no? Seems Henckels can put it in a blade and keep the price sub $200..... is Cowry-X really the pinnacle?
i saw some cowry x hattoris on epicurean edge going for $1585.00 for a 240mm earlier today. i guess they do make them.