I thought I would leave this here for new Japanese knife users. I used it when I first started learning about Japanese knives
I check the box for initial sharpening when I order from Korin. A nice guy named Vincent, or Mari, the nicest lady on the internet, will give the knives
Price drop $430 Shipped.
Spectacular as usual, Randy. Cocobolo is one of my favorite woods.
Factory edges are often mediocre, and sometimes downright poor. Korin's sharpening will likely give you a better OOTB edge than you would otherwise get,