Hi Paul, I placed this order on behalf of my wife, and we just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with the qiuck service you provided and how easy it was to order. I believe it was only 4-5 days to get the order. I have not used the knife [Masahiro Saijyou Yanagiba] yet as it is a Christmas present from my wife, but I did take a look at if for "quality" purposes. :) I am a knife enthusiast and am very impressed with this knife! What a beautiful, yet simple looking knife. I cannot wait to use it. OR should I say I can't wait for the challange of learning how to use it! I will surely be purchasing other knives from you in the future. Thanks again.