Thank you all for the help. I made my decision.
I was looking for a replacement knife for the wife (Wusty). I wanted a 150 mm petty, stainless or stainless core with stainless cladding, western handle, mini-gyuto style, good F+F, insane sharp, and edge retention. After all the responses and research I decided I wanted it to be at least 32 mm (height) and it had to be 150 mm petty. The 32 mm or taller requirement killed it for me. The Tanaka Petty 150mm Iron Wood is the only choice I found above 32 mm, western handle, etc, etc. But the Tanaka Petty 150mm Iron Wood was way above my budget.
I am getting the Kamo R2 Petty 150mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/kar2pe15.html
This has a Japanese handle. No big deal, she will have to give it a shot.
It is out of stock but I have time to wait. I put my e-mail in the box and hope it comes back in stock.