The new batch of Sanetsu paring knives at JCK have some of the best handles i have seen on a knife:
What do you think? Even at the price im kinda tempted, the only thing that's a slight let down is the vg-10 core. If it was from their zdp-189 line this would have been a dead cert. Still lovely looking knives though. Although IMO this only goes for the parers. The gyutos handles are chunkier, i prefer the slender parer handle look.