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I didn't search this whole thread, so maybe it's been suggested already, but I would suggest adding a definition for workhorse, which, while a somewhat subjective term, does get used a lot on the forum and may be confusing to new users.
What does it mean for a yanagiba to be "opened"? I tried searching around and cant find any references apart from a small handful of "OMG ITS WAY TOO HARD TO DO YOURSELF" posts but no one actually says what it is.
You made some good points .I did a little research on this topic.Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.