Just plain have to say "DAMN MAN!" for that yanagiba! Also a big Congratulations for the award especially for such a fine sexy beastie as that Western Gyuto! That super tight weave on the fiber is just kinda 'dirty' (in a good way) if you ask me ... Ian - I very rarely see that same level of beauty/attention in my line of work ... and I see that silliness all day long! FWIW - I can guarantee you that NASA would be very very happy if I ever showed up with something that pretty! Great job Bro / you deserve all the kudos you get!