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Miles
06-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Does anyone know what type of steel Suisin uses in the high carbon line?

Dave Martell
06-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Does anyone know what type of steel Suisin uses in the high carbon line?


Mike, is that a budget line?

Miles
06-08-2013, 08:59 PM
It's the entry level carbon steel Western line.

Dave Martell
06-08-2013, 09:51 PM
It's the entry level carbon steel Western line.

Is this something new? I always dig the entry level HC or VC type knives that makers come out with.

JBroida
06-08-2013, 09:54 PM
nope... its been around forever

Dave Martell
06-08-2013, 10:00 PM
Hmmm.....I never noticed.

Miles
06-08-2013, 11:41 PM
It has been around forever. Very good F/F. Better than average for an entry level line. Not as inexpensive as they once were, but still a good bang for the buck. They don't get a lot of notice, but it always seems that the folks that have them have very good things to say about them.

Dave Martell
06-09-2013, 02:10 AM
I did a Google search and found them at Korin. http://korin.com/Suisin-High-Carbon-Steel-Gyutou

I've seen these before but never knew what they were and I honestly can't recall anyone mentioning them but maybe my mind is slipping....definite possibility there. :)

cclin
06-09-2013, 02:46 AM
I did a Google search and found them at Korin. http://korin.com/Suisin-High-Carbon-Steel-Gyutou

according Korin Suisin HC is made with High Carbon Steel/Nihonkou=(日本鋼/Japan steel)= SK steel
Jon & Mari correct me if I'm wrong!

don
06-09-2013, 03:54 AM
I've always wondered why this knife doesn't get more mention. Appears to be a good value.

Pensacola Tiger
06-09-2013, 08:10 AM
It is an excellent value. Mine is on loan to snowbrother at the moment, but it takes an edge easily. Takes a nice patina, too.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Suisin%2027%20cm%20HC%20sujihiki/file_zps15aa72c4.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Suisin%2027%20cm%20HC%20sujihiki/file_zps15aa72c4.jpg.html)

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Suisin%2027%20cm%20HC%20sujihiki/file_zps719a5358.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Suisin%2027%20cm%20HC%20sujihiki/file_zps719a5358.jpg.html)

keithsaltydog
06-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Korin used to sell them,I bought one fr. them in 2002,240 was around 100.00 then.My first Yanagi was also a Suisin fr. Korin.

Korin_Mari
06-10-2013, 10:23 AM
according Korin Suisin HC is made with High Carbon Steel/Nihonkou=(日本鋼/Japan steel)= SK steel
Jon & Mari correct me if I'm wrong!

Hi hi,
Suisin always refers to it as "Nihonkou," but yes I believe it is SK steel. :)

rdpx
06-10-2013, 10:35 AM
I was looking at the Honesuki yesterday... Wondering if Korin are going to have another sale next month, might be a nice try for $90 (i think?) less 15%... Has to be better than the DP I sent back, and I have developed a liking for carbon since playing with my new Misono. Pulling chickens apart has to make them turn a nice colour, right? If anyone has one of these I would be interested to hear what you think.
Robert

Korin_Mari
06-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Hi Robert,
I will PM you in a moment.

Chuckles
06-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Just sold my 270 gyuto. Great knife, incredibly easy to sharpen. A bit on the softer side which made it really durable. I have a crush in the western deba from this line.

rdpx
06-10-2013, 06:38 PM
Hi Robert,
I will PM you in a moment.

Thanks Mari...

what is your opinion of the Suisin HC honesuki?

Chefdog
06-10-2013, 08:01 PM
I was looking at the Honesuki yesterday... Wondering if Korin are going to have another sale next month, might be a nice try for $90 (i think?) less 15%... Has to be better than the DP I sent back, and I have developed a liking for carbon since playing with my new Misono. Pulling chickens apart has to make them turn a nice colour, right? If anyone has one of these I would be interested to hear what you think.
Robert

I had one of the honesukis and I still regret selling it after more thana year. It's a very good knife for a steal. I still have the 240 yo-deba, which is also indestructible, fairly unreactive, and easy to put an edge on.