I'm researching about knives all over the place cause mine got stolen -.- anyway, just for curiosity I went to etsy to look for knives, I'd like your expert opinion, maybe to validate what I already think.
https://www.etsy.com/es/listing/187909941/hand-made-custom-damascus-chefs-knife This one I found, ~at the same price as a Tojiro DP Gyotou (from amazon, free shipping, wich btw I already ordered :D)
Blade Length: 8.00 in.
Handle Length: 5.00 in.
Total Length: 13.00 in.
Blade Width: 2.00 in.
Blade Thickness: 3.00 mm.
Blade: Ledder pattern damascus forged from 1075 and 15N20 carbon steel.
Hardness: 58 to 60 hrc.
Handle: Black pakka wood with mosaic pin.
Item Weight: 400 g.
Shipment Weight: 450 g
I don't know much about steels, so I can't tell if it's good. The hardness looks well, but the 58-60 range makes me think of not so standarized process (artisanal shouldn't mean unprecise). And the handle material and weight makes me think that its more a nice souvenir for a home kitchen rather than a professional heavy duty knife.
¿What do you think? ¿It's worth something as a low cost knife? ¿Is it good?
And ¿is etsy even worth trying for this?