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    Sounds good to me. Feel free to move me wherever it's convenient. Thanks!

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    I bought two Santokus from Tanaka via 330mate on Ebay (for wife and brother in law). Apart from some rough edges that needed polishing and a sligthly traumatic delivery (they took 87 days to be delivered and arrived in mangled boxes) they are good value.
    Wife still uses the knife daily nand it's her favourite.

    Anyone interested in a budget alternative which can take some amount of "normal person use" and still want some bling would be smart to jump on this passaround.

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    I also would like to try it. Some Love for your new sub-arctic brethren?
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    I got the knife in the mail (no fees, so WAY TO GO, DON!)
    I haven't had a chance to use it, but I took a quick peek and feel of it. First impressions are VERY good! The profile is gorgeous, the Damascus is pretty, and it looks wickedly thin behind the edge!
    One thing popped out immediately, however and that is how freakin' sharp the Choil is! You could almost use it to cut on your draw if you wanted to. Other than that, I'm feeling good about this one
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    Alright, a quick little note or two from a little bit of use:
    Falls through food...unless it's a product that likes to stick to blades (such as carrots, potatoes, yams, etc). For some reason, in my limited experience with the knife, the stiction is the strongest I have ever felt! I was cutting a carrot and when I pulled laterally, away from my "clawed" hand, the carrot stuck so hard to the blade, that both sides of the blade had half a carrot on them, while I was left holding nothing in my hand!
    I'm thinking this must be a result of a flat grind from the edge to at least where the damascus starts. Normally, the texture would aid in release, but thus far, it hasn't for me. I'm going to keep trying, because this knife has a lot going for it!
    To be continued....
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    Before or after TK is fine by me, but mhenry and I do live across town from each other, so it wouldn't be terribly difficult to arrange a handoff.

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    Updated order to support our brothers up north, and ease tejas shipment.

    don -> Lefty [In Possession] -> VoodooMajik -> tk59 -> mhenry -> Miles

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    Looks good to me. Thanks, don!

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    Thanks for allowing VoodooMajik to jump in line.

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    You should run your passaround however you see fit.

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