Yes I was going to call you this afternoon. Emails are actually better for me.
I think I have a good idea from your email what you want. You listed some favorites and I'll add a couple.
Here are some excellent quality carbon or carbon clad knives that you should consider.
Takeda: His knives are aogami super steel which is great stuff and clad with soft iron. His knives are really good. Good heat treatment, grinds and they have a nice hand made look to them. His shop is him and 3 other guys. I should be back in stock in 2 days on his Nakiri: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/naboas16.html
Teruyasu Fujiwara: This guy is a sword maker when he's not banging out kitchen knives and his knives have a great reputation. The ones we purchased are just what you might be interested in. Hand made and rustic finish, he uses White #1 steel and heat treats it to about 65 Rockwell and you can put a sick edge on these knives. Highly recommended. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/teruyasu-fujiwara.html
Kanehiro AS: These knives are also made by a small blacksmith and uses excellent AS steel with stainless cladding. I love these knives and they perform really well. Another rustic hand made knife:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kawa16.html
I have more but these are my first three choices for you.