The profile is my go to gyuto. I realise a lot people detest it. But for me, it’s incredibly versatile - almost feels like 2 knives in 1. I think if I had sprung for the 210 instead of the 240, I’d have found it even more versatile.Mazaki with the hype again. I just have to keep reminding myself that I am not a KU fan, and ignore the kasumi also on ckc... and stick with my plan of going deep with a shihan or kippington. In any case I'm probably in the minority that kinda likes the JNS profile.
Yeah, the balance is right at the pinch grip for me.Based on the specs from @labor of love and @Koakuma, I have a feeling the 240mm nashiji would be too heavy for me. I borrowed a 240mm Wat KU from @daveb last month and at 254g I could barely lift it.
Labor and Kuma, perhaps the keyaki handle makes the knives feel more balanced? Dave's Wat felt pretty blade heavy, and I got a similar feeling with a much lighter Toyama (217g iirc) since both had ho wood handles. I feel like my 233g Wat with keyaki feels really balanced in comparison. Wondering if the keyaki handles do the same thing for your Maz.
Also, did anyone here get the CKC kasumi? Would love to have some specs on those as well