I have a 260mm custom in Blue #2 with octagonal handle that I have use less than a dozen times that I might be willing to let go but I am in Sydney. Whether there is an issue with the blade or not, I wouldn't know. But I ordered it direct and asked them to take extra, extra care with the blade.
Mainly because I don't need or want such a big knife any more.
Could be keen, if he's not, I'm in nz so not too far.
Pm me a price