I love Masakage knives, I have two and chef has one(your welcome boss). I have been looking at Nakiris for the past coupla months, and when I say looking, I think I've looked at every one on this site a mininum of 10x. The top canidates were The Itto, Takeda, Teruyasu, Kiyoshi, Koishi.....All the Higher End brands....,Yuki but I think I found the one I want, The KUJIRA.
I would test drive the Santoko but I would probably end up selling the Teru, and I kinda like having it go with the 240.
There's a good chance that this is the nakiri I'm gonna go with, if they haven't *poofed* OutOfStocked.
I will say this much, If it came in at around 175 or 180, That would be a NoBrainer. It would end up in my knife bag next week.
Heck, I just might go with the Santoko or 210.
All I know is, I want one of these knives.