Yup! It's likely a great little blade. Meh.
That isn't kuro-uchi. It's stainless clad. Out of curiosity, what are the grind marks from?
Light grit belt?
I would presume so. I didn't grind on it
...Heiji is sold, Misono still available. Would take small trades too, if someone has a stone or other small knife they'd like to swap.