Word. Glad you didn't give up on the tanaka.
My dad has a Shun Santoku that I use when I am back in my hometown, and I love it! However, he also has several larger knives that I use for precision
The bracelet that came with it, which had a deployment strap, didn't have a fine enough adjustment to fit me, and I can't wear leather bands due to allergies,
If it's new, why not send it back?
I really don't enjoy the canola. I've never cared for the taste and the hexane is not something I want to injest.