I read that whole thing waiting for the part where you go, “But I might consider trading one of them...“ But nope! Lol.I have two - an 18" "Holy Grail" and a 22" "Holy Grail" ride. Not sure if the 18 is a ride or crash. A somewhat local new/used dealer had a few new "HG" cymbals (20 & 22) sitting for quite a few years for pretty high prices......I always wanted them but no luck in dropping the prices as they were new (I get good deals on used stuff!). Anyway, I think I found the 18" online a few years ago and it is amazing. I always wanted a bigger ride and went back to the store and the 20 was sold and the 22 just sat again. He finally broke on the price and I picked up the 22 in a trade.
They compliment each other quite well as a LSR and main ride. Gorgeous patina like a Kerope/Om. Super dark crashes yet very light on the stick. The 18 plays like a small ride. The 22 has a roar underneath it that would overpower a piano trio (I'd tape it, though)........I think they are fantastic cymbals.
The 18" goes head to head to my 18 Istanbul K - if only I had a matching 22 old K! These cymbals are the closest I've gotten to a truly old K sound.......esp. the 22".....
One satisfied customer of Todd’s here. Bought my 22” HG ride and 14” HG hats from him and am very pleased with the quality of the instruments.