I'm hoping folks can provide me with some information here. I've never handled a kiritsuke and am wondering about its properties. I know it is a long blade, very slightly curved, single-beveled. Does anyone have opinions or information on: 1. Is it effective as a general-purpose knife? And is that the intention? 2. How does it compare in weight to a comparable gyuto? 3. How steeply angled is the bevel? 4. How well does it expect to tolerate punishment? (Compared to, say, a deba or a hamogiri) 5. Apart from collectors, who would benefit from purchasing such a knife, assuming one already knows a good deal about sharpening and maintenance? 6. What's a good "sweet spot" length for a kiritsuke? (They're commonly offered at 240 to 330mm) Thanks!