Originally Posted by Mike9
The problem is that the OP wants a Japanese, or "WA" handle and the DP is a Western or "YO" handle.
Check out http://global.rakuten.com/en/category/210216/ Pony up for EMS shipping if a vendor offers it and it applies to you.
I find this on rakuten:
I was told that Echizen is one of several traditional centers of cutlery in Japan which has its own style called Echizen Uchi-hamono. This brand has a reasonable price (some people call it cheap) compare to the quality of the knife.
However, I was also recommended this gyuto:
The Glestain 818T and 818TK, the price of 818T is probably the same as the Echizen I mentioned above, both have 190mm blade. Glestain seem to be more popular than Echizen Marukatsu but I'm not very sure about the difference in term of quality, my friend who lives in Tokyo told me that Marukatsu is also a popular choice for those sushi chefs (well, Masamoto is always at the top) in Ginza.