I have a thread not too old asking suggestions for a chefs knife. I ended up receiving a Shun Premier 7" Santoku from my fiancé for Christmas. It was an eBay purchase and returning is not an option. I figure I can relist and fetch about $120 after pp and eBay take their cut. I have a local guy that has offered to trade an 8" Shun Blue Kiritsuke (carbon) (retail $325) that looks almost brand new and comes with a Saya. Would you trade or should I sell my knife on EBay (much more work) and buy one of the gyutos suggested (around $150) in the previous thread?