i want to take the opportunity and ask a couple of questions about wa-gyutos... still i prefer western handles, but i would like to have one wa-gyuto in my kitchen as well. i guess i will be going for a 240mm size. gyutos which are of interest seem to be: yoshikane, yoshihide, yoshihiro (seems like i have a weakness for yoshi...), heiji, watanabe. i am afraid shigefusa or else are out of my price range. any others which you guys can recommend? gesshin ginga? sakai yusuke?
in this thread, heiji seems to be quite "in". where would i buy a heiji wa-gyuto?