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Korin_Mari
01-04-2013, 10:06 AM
Hello hello!
I have a Suisin Special Inox that has been lightly used (theres very light rusting [looks like water marks]) and decided to add it to the passaround.

http://korin.com/core/media/media.nl?id=33150&c=832324&h=2c2c87a18a1908d8520e
http://korin.com/Suisin-Special-Inox-Gyutou

Details of the Suisin Special Inox:

Style - Chef 270mm
Steel - AUS 10 (10A steel)
Weight - On the heavier side
Recommended for - People who prefer heavier knives and require more power than precision.
Price - $265.00


To sign up for this passaround please note it here and PM me your address, phone number and name. :)

I would like to request that every other person send me back the knife for a tune up before shipping to the next person.

Thank you!

Jmadams13
01-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Thanks for this! It looks interesting. I'm in if you'll have me.

lowercasebill
01-04-2013, 10:27 AM
i would like to try that one please

Korin_Mari
01-04-2013, 10:27 AM
Yes of course! May I ask you to PM me your address, phone number and name?

:)

Korin_Mari
01-04-2013, 10:30 AM
UGH. Sorry, this passaround if for the 240mm chef knife, not 270mm.

Jmadams13
01-04-2013, 10:42 AM
I'm still in. 240 is fine my me

tk59
01-04-2013, 11:11 AM
I'd like to try this one, if you don't mind. :)

cclin
01-04-2013, 03:28 PM
I would like to try, thanks!!

EdipisReks
01-04-2013, 03:56 PM
i would like to try it, too.

berko
01-04-2013, 07:12 PM
id like to try, but im in germany, so im out i guess ;)

Jmadams13
01-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Any idea when you'll be making the list and sending this out? No hurry, just wondering?

Chuckles
01-04-2013, 07:19 PM
I'd love to try it.

Ucmd
01-04-2013, 09:54 PM
id like to try as well. thanks

Korin_Mari
01-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Awesome! :D

The list:

1. Jmadams13
2. lowercasebill
3. TK59
4. Cclin
5. Edipis Reks
6. Chuckles
7. UCmd

I will be shipping out Monday, thank you all so much for your time. I hope you enjoy the Suisin Special Inox!

Korin_Mari
01-05-2013, 09:34 AM
Yup! I'll be shipping out Monday since the postal service doesn't come by today. :)

Korin_Mari
01-05-2013, 09:55 AM
Sorry missed a person!

The list:

1. Jmadams13
2. lowercasebill
3. TK59
4. Cclin
5. Edipis Reks
6. Chuckles
7. UCmd
8. Daveb

tk59
01-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Sounds good! I'll be looking for it around the end of the month. :)

Crothcipt
01-05-2013, 11:15 PM
damn I am away from the forum and I miss a pass a round.

Korin_Mari
01-06-2013, 08:14 AM
Nope! :) I can add you to the list. No worries. Thank you for taking time to review our products.

Jmadams13
01-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Knife came today. Haven't used it yet as I just got home from work, but will be later when I make myself something to eat. Haven't even opened it yet. My opinions/review probably tomorrow night after I gets a good days workout

Jmadams13
01-13-2013, 08:50 PM
Suisin Special Inox 240mm review

Steel:
Edge it came with from Mari was great, and held it fine for the three days i have been using it. one at home and two at work, with a lot of heavy veg prep. after day three, tonight at home, cutting a lot of carrots and turnips. needed a strop on unloaded leather, then cut like a champ again. I do wish it was a little toothier, as tom skins and grapes take a little sawing.

There is a little sticktion, but I'm pretty sure that is due to the high polish if the steel. It is beautiful, and cleans up easily.

F&F:
Handle feels nice. There is little to no feel from bolster to handle, just a little on the rivets, they feel a little raised. end cap is the same as bolster, nice and smooth. The printing on the blade is also smooth, and feels durable. Handle is not slippry when wet either like some western handled knives I've used.

Feel:
I love the feel of this knife. I'll say that again, I LOVE THE FEEL of this knife. The handle fits my hand and pinch grip style great. Its a little handle heavy, but not to heavy to cause fatigue, but not to light to cause fatigue either, just right for me. Feels nice with rocking, smooth when slicing, and a pure joy (in gyuto terms) as a push cutter. Chopping was great, and mincing was almost fun. I really like this profile. Thinner than most westerns, but not lazer thin, a good medium.

Overall, I really like this knife. I've used it two days on the line, and love the fact that I can not worry as much as I would with my White and Blue steel knives, and it still comes out of the night looking new. Im not a SS guy, but this feels like a good middle ground. I think i have found my new line knife, and pretty sure I'll be purchasing one soon. It was between the Inox, or another CarboNext. I think the special Inox is the way to go for me.

It did come to me with a less than a mm bend in the tip, but was easily fixed. I hope lowercasebill enjoys it as much as I have, and thanks again Mari for letting me have a go at her.

If my opinions change after a few more days of use, I'll post it up.

joe

Jmadams13
01-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Mailed it out 5 mins ago, next day air. Guarenteed tomorrow. I'll PM you the tracki number Bill. Sorry for the delay in shipping. Had a sick mother to take care of the last few days.

lowercasebill
01-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Mailed it out 5 mins ago, next day air. Guarenteed tomorrow. I'll PM you the tracki number Bill. Sorry for the delay in shipping. Had a sick mother to take care of the last few days.

no worries about the delay .. i hope your Mother is recuperating nicely

Jmadams13
01-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Yeah she is, thanks. With a history of heart problems and stubbornness, things happen lol

Johnny.B.Good
01-22-2013, 10:32 PM
Nice review, Joe.

Jmadams13
01-23-2013, 01:27 AM
Thanks. I read it again. And feel the same after a few more days with her. I already miss this knife... It was nothing "special" but also was great to use. Pretty sure I know know my next purchase

lowercasebill
01-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Thanks. I read it again. And feel the same after a few more days with her. I already miss this knife... It was nothing "special" but also was great to use. Pretty sure I know know my next purchase

got it today .. thanks but you did not have to send it expre$$ .
i was surprised to see it had an assymetric bevel..
it would not push cut paper so i put it to the strops .. better,, but still no.. tried jki awasedo very gently .... better... then down to red aoto very very gently up to awasedo and then strops . i was able to take a piece of hard carrot and make strips like they do with diakon radish . peeled some potatoes too.. been a long day will do more tomorrow but my initial impression .. a work horse knife.. and easy to sharpen .
Mari said it should be sent back to her for sharpnening but she is in Japan. i need advice . back to Korin next wednesday or to next on the list and i do not have an address.
thanks
lcb

Jmadams13
01-23-2013, 11:01 PM
Sent bit express because I was late getting it out.

Sorry about the edge. I didnt really do to much before I sent it out, just touchup. I should have taking my time a little more.
I'm not sure what to do about the next person. Maybe she will be back before next week

tk59
01-23-2013, 11:53 PM
Go ahead and send it to Korin attn: Mari. I don't think anyone is gonna be in a big hurry. :2cents:

lowercasebill
01-24-2013, 07:12 AM
Sent bit express because I was late getting it out.

Sorry about the edge. I didnt really do to much before I sent it out, just touchup. I should have taking my time a little more.
I'm not sure what to do about the next person. Maybe she will be back before next week

no appologies need about the edge.. i was anxious to get a feel for how it sharpened,. actaully i was more interested in that than cutting with it ..

lowercasebill
01-24-2013, 07:12 AM
will take your advice thank you .

Korin_Mari
01-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Sent bit express because I was late getting it out.

Sorry about the edge. I didnt really do to much before I sent it out, just touchup. I should have taking my time a little more.
I'm not sure what to do about the next person. Maybe she will be back before next week

Hello hello! Sorry about the delayed response! Yes, please ship it back to Korin if it's dull. I'll be happy to have it sharpened and ship it out. If you and the next person doesn't mind, I can ship it back to you so I can try it out when its nice and sharp. :)

Shipping address:
Korin
Attn: Mari
57 Warren St
New York, NY 10007

Thanks,
Mari

Korin_Mari
02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Heads up! Lowercasebill has just returned the knife to me. I will have it sharpened and it will be on its way. :)

tk59
02-21-2013, 01:57 PM
FYI, I recieved this knife last night. :)

cclin
03-06-2013, 05:48 PM
I received the knife from TK today!!

vicv
03-06-2013, 06:19 PM
ahh it sucks living in canada sometimes.

cclin
03-22-2013, 04:11 AM
I'm done testing the knife & Mari wants it back for service. so, the gyuto on its way to Korin!!

mhlee
03-22-2013, 12:42 PM
Is anyone else going to prepare a review?

Korin_Mari
03-22-2013, 04:50 PM
I'm done testing the knife & Mari wants it back for service. so, the gyuto on its way to Korin!!
Great thank you! :)

EdipisReks
04-04-2013, 06:22 PM
this just landed.

EdipisReks
04-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Is it alright if I get this to UCMD, next, instead of Chuckles? UCMD works in the building adjacent to mine, so it would save a lot of shipping back and forth...

Korin_Mari
04-08-2013, 02:19 PM
Is it alright if I get this to UCMD, next, instead of Chuckles? UCMD works in the building adjacent to mine, so it would save a lot of shipping back and forth...

As long as Chuckles is okay with it, it's fine by me. :)

EdipisReks
04-08-2013, 02:32 PM
i sent him a PM.

Chuckles
04-08-2013, 05:22 PM
No problem for me. I will be between jobs for the weekend so it will actually be better this way.

Korin_Mari
04-08-2013, 05:23 PM
Great. :)

Ucmd
04-10-2013, 11:37 PM
Will pick up knife Friday from edipisreks and ship Monday. Chuckles I need mailing address.

don
04-11-2013, 12:48 AM
Any more reviews?

Ucmd
04-22-2013, 09:58 PM
Just done using knife for week. Will ship Wednesday. Review to follow.

tk59
04-22-2013, 10:31 PM
This is a pretty good all around, middle weight knife. Fit and finish was top notch. Edge taking was very good and edge holding was good. It could have been thinner behind the edge, if you ask me but it was still a good cutter. I'd say it is well suited to a fairly abusive kitchen. Given the other choices available in the sturdy, stainless knife category (Suisin Inox Western, Gesshin Uraku, etc), I'd say its a bit pricey. The Korin sharpening job was much cleaner this time around than the butcher job that was done on the Togiharu passaround. Nevertheless, there was still a slight hole in the edge toward the heel and it looked no finer than 400 grit, I'd say. To make it a more standard comparison, I refined on a 1k followed by the Mizuyama 6k also from Korin.

Chuckles
05-11-2013, 10:39 AM
I will ship Monday. Daveb is next?

Ucmd
05-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Will post review ASAP.