my first single bevel, and my 3rd „real“ knife i ever bought. Over the years It would have to endure a lot. A really big chip, broken Tip and so on. I do very very carefully microbevel touch up on a very fine Thüringer, and clean the knive with slury on a cloth, and from time to time real sharpening with a new finish. That’s the best way for me to keep the finish nice and clean as long as I can, make the edge more stable, and fast resharpening/touch up
It‘s the little ugly Duckling in my little collection. I also have a 300mm Watanabe Yanagiba, but I really like and use this a lot.
TOJIRO 1k, NSS 3k, NSS 8k, fingerstones made from a Yamaichi, slury from a honyama on a microfibre cloth
That last polish isn't entirely a good show of the stone's capabilities, it's a very hard stone and I didn't remove the deep scratches from the ATOMA 140 so the finish is slightly more scratchy than it should have been. Still pretty fine but not as fine as it could.