My order arrived quite a while ago in the usual fine condition from your origin. And all the products live up to and beyond expectations. Your recommendations were very helpful.
The two little Maha NiMH AAAs rated at 1000 mAh were charge formed
in the Maha C9000 to 939 mAh and 917 mAh. Quite excellent for a first charge.
The Misono Moly 5¼" utility knife outperformed the blade it replaced in all respects. I will be getting more Misono steel.
The Chef's Choice diamond sharpener has been phenomenal in putting
fine edges on both quality and junk knives. The latter won't retain the keen edge for long but it is handy to use up lesser quality blades with quick resharpening.
Based on the best-selling Classic series, this new Classic IKON series features the same incredible high quality with superb fit, finish and sharpness, but with an updated and more rounded handle style, all metal end-cap, and a new bolsterless design so it's easy to sharpen and gives full access to the entire blade length (more along the lines of traditional Japanese knife styling). I REALLY like these handles. I was a Classic guy before because I just really liked the feel of the handle material AND shape in my hand. This handle material is the same as the Classic so it provides excellent grip and feel even when wet, and the shape, well, I think it's just fantastic -- an ideal balance between the "ergonomic" trend, and superb fit of the standard Classic-style handle. Fantastic modern and classy good looks, comfort and construction quality. Superb edge, and overall fit and finish, in an easy to maintain knife. An excellent value in a high-end knife!