I'm looking to get both a Konosuke HD wa-gyuto 240mm and a Konosuke HD wa-petty 150mm. Both are more or less lasers as far as I can tell.
What I'm trying to decide is if I should go with their now standard stabilized ho wood handles, or with the more expensive ebony handles. I don't really care about the looks of one vs. the other. My concern is just that the ebony handles are probably heavier and change the balance of either knife . I believe ebony is about the twice the weight of normal ho wood, but don't know how it compared to stabilized ho wood.
Maybe the ebony handles on the 240mm gyuto actually make it a little more balanced? Maybe the 150mm petty is short enough that the weight difference doesn't matter?
Anybody have any thoughts on this or actually have these knives and can comment on balance?
Thanks for any suggestions.