FWIW my tracking info wasnt updated at all until the day it was to be delivered it said it was "out for delivery".
i ordered a masakage koishi gyuto 2 weeks ago. The tracking # indicated 8 business days until arrival, it arrived 1 day late with no added fees.
Hehe, if only. I'd love to have one of these for myself:
I bought a Shimo Sujihiki from Knifewear and it took about 2 weeks to get to the east coast. It took a week to come into the country though SFO (San Francisco)