Dunno, the bad thing about including shipping is you can't get a shipping discount for buying multiple blades at once. Unless you can, I guess.
I forgot about that, I think that was the objection to the idea the last time.
Karda, I have no problem with her raising prices. I'm surprised it took this long for her to do so.
But there's been a lot of questions about it lately, and it seems HI has gained a reputation over the years by including shipping in the prices. I figure that this would ease up on her having to answer the same question, if she gets emailed about it a lot, and people rarely read the stickies.
Plus, if one orders several knives, so what? It's just a little extra she can send to the kamis or put away to pad for lean times.
If guys have a problem with paying a few extra bucks here and ther, I suggest they look more closely at how these are made, and how well Yangdu takes care of them compared to other companies in Nepal. There's nothing different with what the kamis do than what a custom maker here does when they pound out a dozen of a given model and put them up for sale. Any way you cut it, you are getting a custom blade at a good price.