also, for what its worth, i have a 240mm gytuo from this line... it was the prototype. I test everything before we start carrying it.
Jon, how would you compare these to the Kochi and Heji? They look great.
thicker than kochi, thinner than heiji. A little pointier profile than kochi.
Steel is nice for white #2, but heiji wins out in steel (he just does such a great job with his steels). Gengetsu has nicer F&F than kochi or heiji (actually, heiji's F&F has always been good, but not perfect... still one of my favorites though).
For what its worth, we're almost sold out of 240mm gyutos (sold a few today).
Also, i think the 180mm petty is really interesting... it has more height than most pettys, but not as tall as a gyuto. Also, these knives are measured from heel to tip, not handle to tip, so they run long. The 180mm pettys are similar to 210mm's you might find in sakai.