If you have ever wondered if buying one of these was worth it, it certainly has been for me.
Yes, you can buy all the parts online. And if you have a lathe, you're in business.
What sold me on this particular one was that the vendor specified the type of blade (and there are many out there). And then delivered on it.
It feels great in my hand, Just enough weight and size to make it easily turned, light enough not to wear my old hand out.
The Japanese blade is superlative. And it's sooo pretty.
And it's been sharpened. The point is practically microscopic. Which is good, because the stitching on this chiffon is pretty tight. This showed up in the nick of time!
This is my unpaid testimonial. Buy one from JanLeeDee or Eds_Sharpening (as they are the same stuff from the same guy, one is her Ebay and one is his).