Looks like Garrett Wade is OOS til January 15, 2018. That's a long time!
Yes, springless. No excuses. Interesting Japanese cultural history. Made the same way for a long, long time. Not intended as a tactical or tree chopping wood splitting blade. lol
Note: as a tradesman...if this was all you had, all the government allowed...and the forging tradition came out of sword making...and it was made from crazy sharp super quality steel...you would embrace it.