After many months Kiya sent me my Shig Yo Kitaeji 240 Gyuto.
It is a gorgeous knife.
Independent of how gorgeous it is, it feels amazing, balance is perfect. The yo handle in particularly is mindboggling, seems to part of my hand from the moment I first gripped it.
Now I am wondering what is his magic on yo handles, which after all he doesn't make all that often.... Anyone have any ideas?
Still, with all my delight in this knife, I was surprised to see some micro chipping at the very tip, is this common on OOB shigs?? It will be easy to fix but it seems odd in knife that is otherwise so perfect....