These seem more alike than not. Both are wide-bevel white Sakai gyuto with nice attention to detail. Kikuchiyo Kagekiyo The Kagekiyo is a little smaller and lighter, but I've held the Kikuchiyo and it was not a monster by any means. Thickness seems to be about the same, but I don't know if one knife has more distal taper than the other. The saya that comes with the Kagekiyo would just go in a drawer, so it's not a factor in the decision. Has anyone used both? I'm curious to hear opinions.