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Hi All,

I think it's about time I jumped on the Denka train. Planning to order direct and wondered if anyone can give insight before I send him a message.

I have in mind a 210 Denka with wa handle and finger notch. I don't really want either the standard ho or upgraded ebony handles he offers. Would it be worthwhile asking if I can send him a handle to install? Or better to order it without handle and have it installed later (and ask him to send a sticker to put on the handle)? Or just with the standard handle and remove/replace it?

Is there any specific requests that would help avoid extreme wabi sabi? I'd prefer something on the thinner side. Do I just tell him I would like it as thin behind the edge as possible? With a high shinogi?

Anything else to consider when communicating with him?

thanks for any insight.
 

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As with everything direct from TF, ask to see photos of your requested knife and approve that it looks to your satisfaction before it’s shipped to you.
 

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I just said I wanted a wa handle with the fingernotch, and I asked fo no hammer marks below the shinogi line. Miho was very cooperative, even accommodating my last minute request for expedited shipping.
 

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Identical topic here:
 
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