Being the Ohira " fan" can't imagine that the Tomae and Suita work in same way. Normally a good Ohira Tomae is quite hard, and not too quick.
+1 on the WIP thread by mikey. Very informative with a lot of details.
Wood choice is definitely a big concern if you decide to do a burn
I made Chifunda's dough again, kneaded it a bit longer in the KA and a couple of minutes by hand and it looked and felt fantastic. I had bought these
Do you find it easy to get curry leaves where you live?
They are illegal in the States and I find it nearly impossible to locate them,
Jon at jki sells the large padded zip case. I keep my mac ceramic rod in there for protection from others tools in knife bag