Devin numbered the first run of 270 ITK's. Yours is #2. I have #9.
A grooved steel is not soft at all and may destroy your hard edge within seconds.
How would a soft grooved steel remove enough metal to change the bevels? It would pull off pieces of fatigued steel obviously, but the bevels didn't appear
Acquired this recently here, decided it's too large for me. Heel-to-tip length is a shade under 260mm. Knife came with some sharpening scratches; I cleaned