I’m impressed. Not only was the knife exactly as described and as elegant as it is functional, it arrived quickly and the boxing was stunning. I ordered the knife for me, but receiving it was like opening a present. Amusing (Japanese Band-Aid), origami bow, recycled Japanese newspaper wrapping and a bit of what I assumed was residue from its firing made for a big smile. It cuts beautifully – my only fear is will I do it justice when it eventually needs sharpening.