Well, to get back on track somewhat, I do own two Shigefusa's, and must admit to really liking them.
They perform as good as I would expect a proper Japanese hand-made knife to do.
I have others that in my opinion are a match to them, one might even surpass them, but all in all, pretty darn good tools in my book.
And no, there is no spanking of anyone with a Shigefusa around here.
Too kinky for me, that is.