What beauty Josh!
I love the handle and ferrule combo too. No need to rehandle that baby!
Just received my Konosuke 270 HD Gyuto, sorry to jack the thread but didn't feel it warranted its own thread.
I wanted the ebony handle with light ferrule, these were the ones I could choose from...I liked the "stains" on mine.
Actually I got it from the same place the OP got his...I remember looking at that cherry wood handle a few weeks back and contemplating getting it!