Delighted to hear about the bubble wrap. My kids get a roll for x mas. Let us know what you think of the stones when the knives arrive Bob!
If the Itinomonn has too much belly for your taste (there has been a lengthy discussion here on KKF whether the Itinomonn knives have strongly pronounced
Do you have any opinion on the edges they put on knives?
I piggybacked on this thread because I recently ordered a knife in SKD 11 which apparently has the same composition as SLD:
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