Why is it that "true" "black steel" is more expensive than either blue or white? Also, why is it rarely used? I noticed at the CKTG website there's only one maker, Nobutama. And that their custom 240mm Wa-gyuto runs just under 1k. I think it was $945.00.
Wusthof claims to use this steel in their very affordable Classic line. They offer a $150 8" chef's knife. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/wusthof-c ... knives/~th
Quite the price difference.