I got a shibazi 208-1 from amazon for 40 bucks: The knife's balance point is absurdly far forward, 3 inches in front of the handle. See pic here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FQ1pG5Sm5gdxksto6 Who has successfully fallen in love with one of these? Should I pony up the money for a tapered knife like a CCK? My knife is 2.5mm the entire length of the spine, no taper, and weighs 380 grams. Because of how front-heavy the knife is, I can't move it up and down while chopping, I can only either swing it in an arc or pull it very far back with each lift. Great for smashing garlic, though.