it's hard to find, no doubt. Never seen it at whole foods, and I look for it.
I've seen it at the NYC Farmer's Market, and at Fairway grocery store. Even then, I only see it every now and then, and I grab it when I do see it.
i actually made them for my father in law. He's crazy about pickles, and I used a basic brine and then each one has a different hot pepper, and each one tastes different.
it's his 30th anniversary gift from me. sounds lame on the surface, but they'll be gone in a week.
I love my Kyocera ceramic knives (I have a 3" and a 4"). They're cheap, sharp, durable, dishwasher safe, versatile, and they do exactly what I need them to do. They're not very precious, and that's why I like them.
If I have some srs work that needs to be done, I have the 210mm Masamoto and I have a really fancy Yanagi