My Masamoto KS from Rakuten - Your opinion?
I bought a Masamoto KS on Rakuten during spring. I'm new to japanese knives - it's definitly much better than any knife I've used before, but I can't figure if it's a good sample of Masamoto knives.
I'd like to have your opinion - here a a few pictures:
Heel picture #1
Heel picture #2
Tip of the knife (viewed from the spine)
A note about this picture: The tip of this knife was broken (1mm-2mm), so I had to fix it by removing some steel from the spine - though I haven't yet thinned it yet, so I guess it could be better.
Please, share your opinion - is this Masamoto not that bad? How much thinning would it need?