I guess I will start in on the pass arounds... first up:
If you are considering a Carter, but unsure of how you will like it, you are welcome to take this one for a drive. I assume lots of guys here have Carters, but some of the newer members may not so this is open to any member in the CONUS.
All I ask is when you ship it it comes with delivery confirmation and try to only keep it for 10 days at a time.
5.6 sun Wa-bocho, classic Carter, thin, light and a wicked cutter, but lacking in the finish dept.
This is not the high grade series, but IMO, cuts just as well if not better than the HG series.
I will put a screaming edge on it before shipping, please only sharpen if you are confident in your skills.
Shoot me a PM if you are interested.