Anyway enough of the back story, when I order from Japan I usually just forget about it and I have a pleasant surprise when the tool shows up. Well today I had a pleasant surprise, much sooner than I expected.
The gauge is beautiful, with a wonderful feel in the hand, and most important makes nice true mark with little pressure.
I have a couple more nice surprises coming, one from Stu at Tools from Japan , the other from Mr. Tomohito Iida at Iida Tool .
Midnight browsing of tool porn can be expensive.