just realized i never replied to this... we are looking at about 2-3 weeks if all goes well without any delays. It should be pretty fast, as we are already
could be overheated steel during forging resulting in big grain size, hopefully it's only along the edge and a few sharpenig sessions takes care of it?
Mizuno and Ikkanshi are very different knives..
But- considering you have a good Atagoyama from in-between layer known as " Red Aoto",
I'm wondering what's custom about this Takeda? The 250mm length is available at stateside retailers, and the handle looks like the same style and quality
Yeah this HAP40 steel is at least equal to SRS-15.... The Kohetsu is a really really good knife.