That is a lovely looking knife!
It's a G16 24cm chefs knife.
I'm trying to practice more with pinch grip but use hammer as well especially for rocking.
Unfortunately there aren't many shops near me. In fact there aren't many at all in the uk that have many Japanese knives. There is one about half an hour
Glad to see you are back in acquisition mode. It was depressing watching you only sell the last 2 years.