The Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef wa-gyuto is a nice knife, relatively thin and light... but it's not a laser. The GC 240 weighs over an ounce more than the Konosuke HH 240. The spread is even larger at 270. IMO, the other knives in the GC's class of good quality, single steel, stainless, wa-gyuto, priced around $150, are the Gesshin Uraku and Richmond Addict2. There may be others, but if so they're not springing to mind.
As far as I know, the population of stainless lasers is limited to the Gesshin Ginga Inox, Ikkanshi Tadatsuna Inox, Konosuke HH, Richmond AEB-L Laser, Sakai Yusuke Swedish Stainless, and Suisun Inox Honyaki.
franz -- Don't believe everything you read; and, for that matter, don't repeat everything you read either. At least not without some evidence.
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