Thanks for clarifying. This was the source of my confusion. I'm used to hearing the term "gold standard" as it pertains to being the absolute
340 USD shipped.
Just received a new knife, and there is the slightest deflection at the very tip. I'm guessing it's from shipping. Should I treat it like a broken tip
I have in the past drilled, dowelled and re-used Wa handles. It is not a big deal if the handle is worth it (irrespective of whether epoxy or suchlike