A group of us chipped in to buy the Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef Kiritsuke for a sous chef who was leaving our restaurant and moving up the ladder. Well, shipping was ridiculously fast. I ordered on a Sunday night and it was in my hands on Tuesday at noon. And it was the perfect gift. You really pack your parcels so very well, it's basically impossible for any damage to occur. I felt the edge of the blade (it had to be inspected!) and it was just perfect. One of the other sous chefs where I work has said she'll be ordering from you, based on your prices and my confirmed "This guy is just the best" when it comes to everything. Thank you Paul!