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Kaeru is a whole different steel. It is SLD stainless. Sharpening will be different than semi stainless or carbon. I heard the performance is good. I don't really like the fake wide bevel look.
 
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The gap very likely does not appear on every knife, and is easily filled in with beeswax as stated. The handle is likely secured with beeswax or epoxy, so the would should be well sealed up even with a gap.
 
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I think it is better to use a thicker beeswax mineral oil paste. The ratio is like 1 beeswax to 3 or 4 mineral oil. straight beeswax is hard and cracks when it cools you would still have a gap
 
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