This is a very impressively grained BC grade. Indeed, I was anticipating a C, or perhaps even a CD grade, when I picked it up. The coverage is good, the grain is tight and vertical and the shape matches the grain pattern very well. The shape is one of those classic Tsuge shapes that can be identified from across a room. Neither flashy nor outlandish. Rather it possesses a simplicity of form and design that is very appealing to eye on a multitude of levels.
--R. 'Bear' Graves