I’ve decided to sell a couple of my honyaki - they’re a little on the long side for me. I purchased this knife as part of a large collection. It arrived with some storage issues - some pitting and also scratched by a crummy saya. The ferrule was also cracked. First I sent the blade to Forty Ounce and he did a great job thinning, polishing and sharpening the blade. I had Jobone recreate Robin’s handle size/shape with a very nice piece of Birch and a Gidgee ferrule. There are 3-4 small pitted areas left (see pics) , they are completely lost once the knife patinas. I’ve put a fresh diamond polish on the blade so you can build your own patina. It takes a really nice patina as you can see from the attached pictures. It has an S grind, the edge is 256mm and it’s 52 at the heel, weight is 234 gm and balance is just in front of the makers mark. Price is $825 by PayPal includes USPS priority mail to US.