While there are no pictures (I have already sent it off to get new pants)...I did receive a mysterious package from Denmark much quicker than I expected. The package seemed heavy and I wondered if Maksim had included a stone as a thank you or something. As I unwrapped the box and pulled away the bubble wrap, I was left with the expected knife box. A heavy box. I opened it up and there it was in all its glory-THE KATO GYUTO! If you haven't had the chance to hold one of these things yet and someone offers you one, use TWO hands. It is a truly massive knife.
As for a quick mini-review-It shouldn't be as good a cutter as it is.