I am considering getting the Tojiro Shirogami ITK 210mm form CKTG. For this series it comes with a plastic ferrule, I was wondering what are the cons of the plastic ferrule. Do they not last as long as the ferrule made of buffalo horn? Or is it a aesthetic, functional, or ergonomic thing? While there are knives that are around this price point that has better fit and finish, I am more interested in edge retention, having it last a couple days at work is a must for me. I am also would like to see that it can take a sharp edge. I will be using a kings 1000 and 6000 stone. It seem to be a best knife for the price I am willing to pay which is around $100.
If my budget is a little less restricted my choice would be a Konosuke White #2 270mm wa-Sujihiki but I am not willing to spend that much on a kitchen knife.
I am also kind of worry about overgrinding issue that might show up in a knife this cheap. Is there a better option out there for me?
Thanks a million.