So, its that time of the year. The time where I can justify getting a new knife. I'm looking for a 240mm, or 270mm gyuto. Yo/Wa handle isnt an issue to me, only the fact that Wa handles are usually more expensive keeps me from trying one. I currently have a 210mm Carbonext that I like, but I find it too short for a workhorse, and too expensive for a line knife (Forschner bread knife anyone?) I also have a 10 inch Sabatier carbon that I really like. I'm much more concerned with a knifes ability to get really sharp than how I feel about edge retention. As long as I can happily use it for a 10-12 hour shift, without noticing a great deal of dulling I don't mind touching it on stones every day. I pinch grip. Not as soft as it would be, but not a death grip by any means. I'm working on getting it looser, honestly I'm tending towards a push/glide cut since I started seriously using my Sab. I rarely rock anymore. I do hone the knives I have, as I can do. It would be a plus if I could keep up with this. I'm also left handed. I don't think I want a laser. My budget may be prohibitive, at 200$. I can go higher for considerable advancements in quality. Bang for your buck is important, but I don't mean that in a way to keep costs down. I don't mind paying 250$ for something that will match up to a 400$ knife, in the same way that I'd pay 100$ for something to match a 250$ knife. I'm in the UK. I've been looking around and am considering a Shaun Fernandez custom from CKtG, a Goko white #1, a Masazumi 240mm, Masamoto HC..