Well, let me first say both of the Red Trout knives that arrived today are lovely, basically flawless and with good strong snap. And, I love the box and label. sadly, I ordered an abalone and a sambar stag, and instead received a red jig bone and a merlot worm groove bone. I have contacted Richard about this and it looks like he sent me the wrong pair, and still has the two I ordered. when these arrive everyone will be happy - they are sweet. The two I have in hand are GEC Northfield quality with no finishing flaws, scratches or stuff like that.