SOLD I bought this knife from a fellow on this forum in Germany a few years ago. (He had bought it from JNS and used it for a review that he published here before selling it to me.) It was actually my first high end knife, but the reality was that I just didn't use it much. Prepping mushrooms was about all I've done with it. Other than touching up the edge with a Naniwa 3000, I have not done any work to it. It has solid patina, and you will notice one small indentation on the handle. I did put this up for sale a year or two ago, but the sale did not work out, and I decided to keep it. Now, it's time to let it go. There is enough market turnover on Kato's Gyuto's to calculate a price, but it's a lot harder with the petty. So, I'm going to post it at $250 net to me (that should be about $272 via paypal ahipped CONUS only) and see what happens. Please see photos and contact me with any questions.