Nate made and shipped me the Koto-Koto-Kiri-Koto-Koto blade he said he was gunna do. My sorry azz didn't take any pics... blade face looked plain Jane, but the handle would get a second look. It was fat enough, I still might put on grip tape as I am used to that kind of grip and feel. I slapped on some really old rubbers, I know, I was out of time before league and only had a few minutes.
Balance was heavy low, anyone could feel it. With rubbers and no grip tape, good overall balance and feel at impact. Overall speed on well struck balls a real slow OFF- or upper ALL+. The quick water glue job didn't do it any justice on FH, my BH glue job was better and I could feel I could topspin open all day with it.
TTD forum member "erm", who knows about every blade maker on the planet liked the blade... great feel at impact and good spin, but slow for him.
Myself, Karis+ or a modern dynamic rubber on FH properly glued will show me what it can do on FH on a power shot and a FH slow opener. My bad choice of old rubber and bad glue job tainted my initial quick test.
I am not adverse to using a slower blade with feel and control. As much a macho-man shots I do for finishing, I don't need to hear Village People singing anything. There is nothing wrong with spinning and being consistent, even if it goes against a lot of peoples' grains.