Started off looking at either a Masamoto HC or a Misono Swedish (as per BDL's recommendation for a JCK number), then got distracted by the Grand Cheff or the Kono HD. Heard the Konosuke weigh in at something less than their quoted lengths (true/untrue?), which makes it tricky since I disliked the length of my old UX10 270 suji, but something less than that, i.e. 240-260 might be more amenable to home use. Already have 210 and 240 gyutuos. Given the limited availability of the HD series, perhaps something else from the kono line is also worth a look?