Jonas- it's been six months. Are you hoping that there are enuf new people and new people that don't read reviews to be able to sell this? I find no evidence that anything has been done to address the issues that I have read about in the discussion here. I picked up an 8" chef's knife at CKTG in this steel. $75.00. Free S&H. (And they are still throwing in a free $20.00, 10" bread knife.) HRC- 63. Spine width- 2.1mm. 16dps. It's got a crummy square handle, much uglier than this one. BUT. It's well balanced, feels good in hand, and alignment is perfect. It cuts almost as well as my Konosuke. $80 is pretty cheap for a good chef's knife. I am not sure that this is one. Not now. I believe that it has potential, but the potential is currently unrealized. If I'm going to spend $80 here, I would be very happy with a couple more Bestechs. I have seen hints of brilliance in you, Jonas. I wish you would put some more effort into trying to make your customers happy; and making it easier to get in touch with a real human to answer question and resolve ptoblems. Getting a new knife from MD these days could lead a person to becoming happy, joyous, and broke.