Join Date: Feb 2014
I'm generally ignorant regarding shibrya, but the blade looks good to me. If the in-hand qualities of the knife indicate its suitability for actual tasks, I'd say it makes no difference whether it's a tourist item or one that would be used by a local. A good knife is a good knife.
Function is the key. Bling is an added attraction, so long as it doesn't detract from function. IMO, of course.
I'd certainly take it off your hands if you decide you can't live with the amiguity!