I had two Kochi V2 KUs that I bought from JKI in 2016. I sold one and gave the other away. I miss them. I bought a Kochi 225 gyuto about 6 months ago, but it had a different KU finish. The old ones had more texture and had some large flakes. The newer one was smoother, more uniform. I sold the 225. Anyway, I preferred the old Kochi KU. My question is, who is doing the best KU finishes right now (at reasonable price points - I'm taking to you, people, who are going to say that Kato does a nice KU, and for only $2500)? I'm tempted to pick up a Mazaki KU from Knifewear: those look good.