I've been offered a knife as a thank you for some favours that I've done, but not sure what I should be asking for.
Any thoughts on these knives, or other suggestions would be appreciated.
Masakage are excellent. If you look at their website here you can also read about the smiths. Some of them are featured in the Springhammer documentary that I linked to above as well.
Yes the Sukenari was expensive. To be honest, it's as much a collector's piece as it is a daily driver. I probably will get something less pricey for daily use.