Also, quirkiness is kind of endearing.
Apparently the detail you pointed out was just not a priority, also the macro pic is greatly magnified and lit and optimized to reveal every detail without mercy.
I'd rather have the knife perform well and have this quirkiness than look perfect under a microscope but not have and hold a good edge.
I hear an $10 electronic watch keeps better time than some fine Swiss $10,000 ones.
I'd rather be an edgy guy than a wedgie guy.
People buy Japanese for the five cent handles? Or for how snug the knife fits into the five cent handles?
Japanese knives are about the cut. Everything past the machi is an afterthought.
I like the look of the machi. I love Japanese aesthetics. Some people may not get it.
Ummmm, one of the W2 "wall hanger hunters" that I made a little while back got "tested" It dressed out two feral hogs without having to touch the edge. Since then, its owner, my brother, has dressed out 3-4 more hogs, a couple of whitetail deer and nilgai cow. But you are right. When he has it at home, it sets up on the bookshelf in his library. The bookshelf is built into the wall, so why it doesn't actually hang, I guess it is a wall hanger.
All I can say is stick around. You'll find it very interesting. As others have like yourself.
It's not about who makes the best knife but how.
I'd like to see some of your workmanship, I really would. You have some pictures you can share or some links from another forum that show your work?