Ran across this site in my web wanderings, "thewoodworks.com.au". Saw they had a knife section and in it were some Shigs. No "out of stock" notices. Prices were presumably in AU$. Shigs are not my thing but maybe someone should check it out.
My apologies for errors in starting this thread, it's my first attempt.
Ran across this while wandering about in Rakuten. It's a site with a HAP 40 gyuto at the lowest price I've seen. The search was made using Google and I'd recommend using it for this address...