The profile shows similarity to Shigefusa, but is not a copy. I made it this way, as I wasn't sure if a person to use it likes to push/pull or rock. I played is safe and gave it a more curve toward the tip.
Originally Posted by Crothcipt
The grind is different from Shigefusa knives. This knife was heatreated for sharpness and ease of sharpening. Wear resistance is very good, but not great.
Also, what Oivind refers to as Masamoto profile, is Masamoto-inspired profile. I don't make Meiji handles either, but some elements on my D is inspired by Bob Kramer and Fish handles.