I cosider myself as a long time woodworker. I make a lot of things myself and one notiable product of my DIY projects has turned into something quite unique to K&S: the K&S premuium WA-handles.
I totally understand how furstrating for being a DIYer located in the Downunder: many small things are just not easily available in Australia, and importing them will incur a huge freight cost. As the nature of K&S, I have a lot of contacts in Japan that enables to me access some of the otherwise hard to obtain materials, such as the Japanese knife steel. So I figure why not bring some in for my fellow knifemakers.
I will continue to source interesting materials so if you want something that maybe I could help, please let me know :)