A while back Marko mentioned to me that the way Watanabe put his handles on his knives was not waterproof. I was concerned that the tangs would rust as these are my go-to knives. Miguel Martinez (AKA combatdoc) at the old place had rehandled a Shigefusa gyuto for me. I contacted him about my situation and he agreed to rehandle my knives.
This is a link to pics of the work he did and a commentary about the process. http://www.woodsandsteel.net/2011/05...e-project.html I am very happy with his work and the handles feel great. Plus, no more worries about rusting.