Got to use the knife for a couple weeks, and have to say I'm surprised how well it performed. I think the biggest surprise was how little stiction it had. There isn't anything I can say that's bad about the knife except that I have to send it on. It was put in the mail yesterday, and will be at the next lucky reviewer by early next week. Thanks again for doing this Mike, even though I have a Takeda nakiri, this knife clearly performed better.