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vlad8
01-26-2013, 10:36 PM
Hi Guys,

Can somebody tell me how Mac pro and corbonext compare. Can you suggest some other good western ss or semi stainless suji in the 200@ range.

K-Fed
01-26-2013, 10:54 PM
Can't really comment on either but I picked up a fujiwara fkm suji as a gift, sharpened it and its cut over 600 lbs of fish and is still going strong. Fantastic suji for the money. Quite thin takes and holds an edge that is far beyond its price. Though, I am a huge fan of semi stainless steels. Both the kono hd and my kikuichi tkc's are fantastic but only have experience with the gyutos.

vlad8
01-26-2013, 11:03 PM
Can't really comment on either but I picked up a fujiwara fkm suji as a gift, sharpened it and its cut over 600 lbs of fish and is still going strong. Fantastic suji for the money. Quite thin takes and holds an edge that is far beyond its price. Though, I am a huge fan of semi stainless steels. Both the kono hd and my kikuichi tkc's are fantastic but only have experience with the gyutos.

Thanks for the info K-Fed.
Isn't the fujiwara on the soft side? How often do you have to sharpen it?

franzb69
01-26-2013, 11:13 PM
yep a bit soft. 58rc afaik. most j knives are at 60rc. a tad softer but easier to sharpen.

sachem allison
01-27-2013, 12:21 AM
welcome!

vlad8
01-27-2013, 12:41 AM
Thank you.

labor of love
01-27-2013, 12:45 AM
carbonext sujis are alot cheaper than mac sujis and i gotta think theyre atleast as good if not way better. but i do like mac handles. but the kikuichi tkc suji is the same price as mac also. i dont know, i used to like mac but since their price increase i dont think theyre worth the money-or rather there is better stuff out there that is around the same price.

Benuser
01-27-2013, 01:21 AM
The Mac will come with a decent edge, the Carbonext won't, if that matters. The Fujiwara is strongly right biased.

vlad8
01-27-2013, 02:46 AM
Looks like CaboNext will be the better choice.

Chefdog
01-27-2013, 09:31 AM
You could check out this Masamoto in the BST forum. Not certain it's still available, but IMO, would be worth looking into.
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8623-Masamoto-VG-270-mm-Suji-NEW-FOR-Sale-again

NO ChoP!
01-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Does Mac make a traditional 270 sujihiki?

K-Fed
01-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the info K-Fed.
Isn't the fujiwara on the soft side? How often do you have to sharpen it?

I sharpened the fuji out of the box for the person that I was gifting it to. All it is used for is cutting/portioning fish in a busy restaurant( easily 250-300 lbs a week ) so i wouldn't expect the edge to degrade too quickly. I haven't had to sharpen it yet after a couple weeks of full on fish duty.

eaglerock
01-27-2013, 11:08 AM
Very cheap too :bigeek:

http://www.macknife.com/kitchen/products-by-style/slicingcarving-knives/123-to-su-300-japanese-series-300mm-sujibiki.html

NO ChoP!
01-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Very cheap too :bigeek:

http://www.macknife.com/kitchen/products-by-style/slicingcarving-knives/123-to-su-300-japanese-series-300mm-sujibiki.html

LOL! At least its in stock...

tgraypots
01-27-2013, 12:28 PM
I like macs, have given a few as gifts and have thinned and rehandled a 9 1/2 pro chef's knife for myself. I also have a superior bread knife and a pro honesuki. I have no complaints with them and still recommend them to all but the most sophisticated knife freaks.

panda
01-27-2013, 04:26 PM
why did you rehandle the pro? it already comes with the nicest one! how long did it take to thin it out? ive recently got one and still on the factory edge, feel it could be more agile.
picked up the pro slicer with dimples, didn't realize that it has a curve, should have just gotten the regular slicer, lol.

tgraypots
01-27-2013, 04:43 PM
I rehandled it after having seen a Dave Martell job on a MAC. I also did a slight reshaping on the knife's spine before I thinned it. I have a couple of inexpensive (ish) grinders, so it didn't take very long. i kinda wish now I had left the thickness alone though :-< It makes it's way into my home kitchen rotation along with a Hiromoto, a 52100 KS replica (that I love), some vintage knives, and my own experiments.