Im looking for something sooner rather than later to be honest, budget flexible. i do have one or 2 commissions coming eventually, but im not sure when. It doesnt need to be too fancy, it just needs to have iron and carbon steel for testing contrast on stones.
In this case you could look for a simple OKEYA Kiridashi. They can be had for little money on eBay although I don’t know how shipping from Japan to the USA is at the moment.
The site that‘s not to be named got them too but they charge a lot extra.
I could ship one to you but as I‘m in Austria that might be a problem too.