I just wanted to thank you for deciding against the Hide cleaver. I bought it and am very pleased so far. Good luck with your choices.
I'm glad that Gesshin Hide Chinese cleaver landed in a right place... please make sure you take a good care of it and use it a lot !
.... nonetheless I'm kind of jealous with you! Your cleaver was soooo beautiful and so well-made. When I develop awesome knife skills, I will have to have Gesshin Hide cleaver too..