Hi Paul, I would just like to say I was very impressed with the fact that you responded to my e-mail within the hour and had my package out for shipping the same day. I ordered a week before Christmas and was worried I would not get the gift in time. Two days later the Misono knife lands on my door. Paul, YOU made my Christmas! Superb product, great price, and a good feeling of personal touch that is lacking from most online purchasing experiences. My uncle who is a Chef was so impressed with the craftsmanship of Misono that it was the talk of the 'kitchen area' all Christmas day.