Yes indeed, glad I came back to check this thread!
Can't wait to see what you think about it, and also you might actually find the ebony/blonde handle to be nice enough that you won't want to replace it. Excellent fit and finish on every one I've ever handled.
You just jumped into the deep end of the carbon pool with both feet my friend! You will notice reactivity at first, but once a good patina develops you'll notice that go away substantially.