Had both Mizuno honyaki and Miz KS, both excellent, but different. Say no to fake shinogi, ofcourse I didn't try one, but still no to fakes. If I was forced to choose Miz KS would probably be the one. B1 on it is excellent and it food release is very good even though it is a relatively thin knife. How they did it I am not sure. Miz honyaki is great too, but being twice the price makes it not as good.