Another problem I have encountered is that each time I have bought a Kamisori the edge never arrives the way it left. What I mean by that is they were both honed prior to being shipped, by very competent honers, and when they arrived the edges were not very sharp. I think this happens because unless you have a nice custom made kamisori that holds the razor securely without touching the edge, the edge gets wrapped some how and most likely gets bumped around during postage. This wasn't a problem for me as I can hone my own razors, but it might be for some people. As always this could have just happened to me and no one else so don't take it as gospel.