Greetings and welcome to the forum.
You may find a bit less enthusiasm among some members while others still hold it in high regards--the
I have bought this knife from JNS few months ago, has plenty of shig clouds on cladding , used at home handful times , stropped on 6k stone once . Now
Good point. Is 'just because' a good enough reason? haha
But it's strictly for nigiri and sashimi. And i love the idea of making paper
Chip, may i know where did you order and how do you know it is from different smith? I would like to know the obviousness of the hamon too.
First consider why you want a yanagi.