Glad to hear the thing were sorted out and looks like a pretty decent customer service.
Just got my 270 Honyaki Kiritsuke gyuto.
I never thought of using compound on rubber to strop, has anyone tried that probably a bit like hard felt??
I have the HD2 and its a nice knife. Very good fit and finish and a good performer. May be a tad overpriced, but still a good buy IMO.
Watanabe Professional Custom 270mm Honyaki mirror polished Kiritsuke Gyuto. I took this pic in portrait, it shows in portrait, but it comes in as landscape