Some consider the KS to be THE JP Gyuto to own. Why? What makes (or made at one time) this THE "most sought after gyuto..."?? So many other JP Gyuto's with the same general profile, grind... Why is it Konosuke hasn't gotten the same admiration? Marketing? Word of mouth? I think they used W#2. Some YouTubers said the KS fit/finish isn't what it used to be. And we CAN still get the KS ($498 USD at Hocho.com). 8" gyuto. Konosukes seem to sell out fairly quickly like the Masamoto KS knives (not just the gyuto).