View Full Version : 270mm sujihiki suggestions $270 and under

06-14-2011, 06:20 PM
I am in the market for my first sujihiki 270mm - 300mm. Being that my budget is $270, I assume I won't be able to find a 300mm.

Right now I have found a few sujihiki; Blazen from JCK or CKTG, Sakai from Blueway(white #2), and a few others that I am not remembering at the moment.

Also, what sujihiki do you own? Which suji was your first? How much did you pay? Pics are nice.

El Pescador
06-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Hattori KF from JCK. Great first suji. Tried and true. Not to thick, not to thin. Good steel, great fit and finish. Hard to go wrong with.


06-14-2011, 06:42 PM
+1 on the Hattori KF.

06-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Ohhhhhhh. I am looking at these now, the cocobolo handle looks nice.

06-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Short of a custom, I've still not found a better suji than the Kikuichi Elite Carbon. If that leaves enough for a custom handle (haven't checked prices in a while) then it's damn sure a fine choice.

06-14-2011, 08:38 PM
JKI (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/kitchen-knives-by-type/sujihiki.html?limit=all) has several that are well within your budget. I have an Ashi 270mm that I've been very happy with. The FnF is perfect, very thin and light, and a great cutter. Jon's Gesshin line is made by Ashi, and taken up a notch, would also be a great choice. Anyway, check out JKI, anything Jon sells will be top shelf.

06-14-2011, 09:03 PM
Great, looking now at JKI and Carbon Elite.

06-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Top shelf, eh? I would've said "upper drawer" :D

Cadillac J
06-15-2011, 09:03 AM
I'm a suji fiend. My gyutos rarely get used anymore because I love my sujihikis and petty for everything.

sujis I currently have
- 300 Konosuke white#2
- 270 Konosuke HD (w/ ebony handle)
- 270 Fujiwara FKM

sujis I've since sold
- 270 Kagayaki CarboNext
- 240 Fujiwara FKH

Here are my 270 suji recommendations with your budget:
+ carbon & wa-handle - Konosuke white#2
+ carbon & yo-handle - Kikuichi Elite
+ stain resist & wa-handle - Konosuke HD or Gesshin Ginga
+ stain resist & yo-handle - Gesshin Ginga

You can look up some of my previous posts to see pics.