I haven't reviewed it yet. I don't care about the small handle, as I pinch grip quite forward if I may say so. So I don't care. Balance is just a bit forward, and weight is to be compared to the best European blades I know, 210 grams I guess.
I like the distal taper I miss with most Japanese knives. A good convexity behind, and a slim tip, great for forward slicing and "guillotine and glide". The almost flat spot is just continuous, as it should.
I haven't sharpened it myself and sent it back because of its slight tip damage. If I had to sharpen it I would certainly apply some asymmetry, but I always do.