I got a new knife today, I made a post on KF but figured those here would enjoy the eye candy as well. It's a Takeday Hamono 24cm Menkiribocho made with Aogami Super Steel. Here's a bunch of pics
It is a massive piece of steel weighing in at 454 grams, which isn't bad considering it's size. It measures 24.5cm x 9 cm. The edge is perfectly flat no curve whatsoever (I haven't decided if this adds to or takes away from it's function, it didn't bother me as I gave it a quick try out.) The spine at the handle is very thick and tapers alot out to the tip. here is a pic of the spine.
The fit and finish on this knife is excellent better even than Watanabe. This knife is a beautiful piece of craftmanship, the pics really don't do it justice. It is razor sharp but doesn't have a very polished edge. Louisianacook described it well at around 800 grit finish on the edge.
To give you an idea of how huge this knife is here is a comparison pic next to the Shun cleaver. Despite it's large size and weight it actually feels lighter than is should given it's size and thickness of the steel. I can tell I am really going to like this knife. I am very pleased with the quality of Takeda Hamono.