I think the blog is decent. Solid effort. I appreciate JML efforts. There is not much of a comparative perspective and at times I felt it was a sales pitch for a Manaka copying what retailers are saying vs. his own voice or a more objective assessment of the knife. But the blog is good reading.
also, my manaka - it’s 205 gm, so a bit heavier, Aogami 2, got it for an amazing price. I could have got the Aogami 1 for about USD 150 less than Miura at another retailer. But I wanted to try him first, before investing too much
the knife is very nice, have yet to use it. Fantastic finish. i think the Manaka blows away the Mazaki By looks, polish, finish And hand feel. maz Has developed a cult of personality on this forum, but if Manaka continues like this, he will be ahead of Maz in short order, if he is not ahead already.
real talent here I believe (Manaka, not JML) and JML showing some blog potential as Well.