When you actually think as many people as possible should learn freehand.
That's a beauty, WB.
You can also contact Maumasi directly to order knives. I know the d handle was available as of about a week ago,
Hi handles do remind me more of D. Lisch
Marko made handle & saya for shig kitaji gyuto, Mike Henry did the handle for shig kasumi gyuto.
Another Maumasi -- maybe he is inspiring Bob K WRT the bolster/ handle