Speaking of people who buy knives and don't use them... I've had this for a week already, and I've been too busy to use it! Got it for a good price used (barely), but I see some small chips on the edge, maybe from shipping. Sharpened out in no time. <3 carbon steel. It's a little thinner than the website picture one, and has as much belly as you think. However it doesn't curve up until the last bit. If it was a 210mm it'd be way worse. http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/itinomonn-kasumi-240mm-wa-gyuto/ This is basically my workhorse knife now.