I took a chance on this for $180
It weighs 448g and my Suien VC weighs 462. This is surprising because it is so much thicker! The steel must not be as dense.
I was on the fence between #6 and #7. I'm glad I did not get #7.
It has a heavy distal taper, so the front is thinner than the heel. But still, it's 2x thicker than my Suien VC at the heel and maybe like 1.2x thicker at the front.
I do like the profile, it is much flatter. I can see if you are trying to use only one knife for everything it has its merits. THe back is for heavier tasks and the front is for slicing.
For its thickness, it cut surprisingly well through onion and carrot. Between the handle shape being round in all the wrong places and the smoothness of the steel on the side, it feels like it's constantly threatening to fall out of my hand.
I'll give this a workout for a few weeks and update, but I think the search for the perfect cleaver continues...