Got my Masamoto VG 24cm gyotou a couple of days ago and finally got to bring it to work tonight. This knife is a bad boy. Although loving it's appearance, I was hesitant on using it at work. Work is in fact is what this knife is made to do. This knife is an absolute joy to work with. Many thanks to those who advised me in the purchase of my new knife. My job is going to be that more enjoyable to go to.