You shouldn't have to go to thailand or europe to an A. Comp. Lot's of US based mail order retailers have them. Check out the reviews section on this site. Also try aquabid.com. Lots available there too. Dr foster and Smith never have tangs in stock and they're expensive.hunter99 said:thnx for the reply my lfs has never had one so i tried to speacial order they went all the way to thailand and europe and they couldnt get one so i canceled the order i am now thinking about ordering from foster and smith online should i ?