Ones with free shipping is on smallish side, but it is not totally free either. Ones I put an order for (still processing after 36 hours) are 45*25 and weight 2.2 kg each for about 6000 jpy each, so 4.4 kg shipping is already a bit more than 5000 jpy.
In any case, if you want to check for larger boards, have a look at this seller:
Make simplicity seem like abundance - Tetsuya Wakuda
Has someone been able to checkout with new account and knife in cart? It keeps asking for address here.
my orders have arrived. best deals were a tojiro dp 240 deba for 130$ and 2 shapton pros 1000 and 1 shapton pro 2000 for 135$, including customs and shipping. pretty happy with rakuten.
has anybody here tried to order one of the yoshikanes SKD gyutos off of rakuten? the price is really really good.
That does look good - thanks for pointing it out! I haven't ordered one, but I'm very tempted to.