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Iceman91
10-04-2011, 06:42 PM
So with all the talk of how great of cutters Carter's knives are, I bought one. A 7.8 sun high grade funayuki. This was totally an impulse buy. I don't really need it, at all, but figured i needed to try one out. Hope I'm not disappointed.

Mike

El Pescador
10-04-2011, 06:45 PM
You won't be...they are great cutters.

mr drinky
10-04-2011, 06:54 PM
What does a 7.8 work out to in mm?

k.

EdipisReks
10-04-2011, 07:01 PM
235, or so, i think.

JBroida
10-04-2011, 07:01 PM
its a little shy of 240mm... just for reference, 1 sun is about 30mm, so a 7 sun knife is 210mm, 8 sun is 240mm, 9 sun is 270mm, and 10 sun (or 1 shaku) is 300mm... longer than 1 shaku, the counters work like this- shaku-ichi (1 shaku 1 sun) 330mm and so on

Iceman91
10-04-2011, 07:04 PM
I am pretty excited to see how this thing feels and performs. I haven't seen a whole lot of Carter's that are over 9in so i wanted to make sure i jumped on this one.

Mike

Pensacola Tiger
10-04-2011, 07:05 PM
What does a 7.8 work out to in mm?

k.

Carter Cutlery's website has an inch / sun / millimeter conversion app:

http://www.cartercutlery.com/LengthConverter.html

236.34 mm

Vertigo
10-04-2011, 07:09 PM
Nice buy. I was a real skeptic about the Carter hype until I got my hands on a couple. The guy knows what he's doing.

tk59
10-04-2011, 07:09 PM
What do they say if it's a 320 mm? As for the Carter purchase, I love the SFGZ better than the HG but the HG's are still really nice, at least the ones I've seen.

99Limited
10-04-2011, 07:21 PM
So with all the talk of how great of cutters Carter's knives are, I bought one. A 7.8 sun high grade funayuki. This was totally an impulse buy. I don't really need it, at all, but figured i needed to try one out. Hope I'm not disappointed.

Mike

I've been on the fence for a couple of months thinking about getting a 7.5 sun hg. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

NO ChoP!
10-04-2011, 07:36 PM
its a little shy of 240mm... just for reference, 1 sun is about 30mm, so a 7 sun knife is 210mm, 8 sun is 240mm, 9 sun is 270mm, and 10 sun (or 1 shaku) is 300mm... longer than 1 shaku, the counters work like this- shaku-ichi (1 shaku 1 sun) 330mm and so on


Good info! Thanks Jon!

Lefty
10-04-2011, 08:10 PM
You're gonna love it! I'm loving mine, and want to get more! I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

Iceman91
10-04-2011, 08:26 PM
It's nice to hear the good feedback. Can't wait to put it to work. I will be eating well this weekend!

Mike

Dusty
10-05-2011, 11:28 AM
What do they say if it's a 320 mm? As for the Carter purchase, I love the SFGZ better than the HG but the HG's are still really nice, at least the ones I've seen.

Tk: why do you like about the sfgz over the hg line? What are the differences in performance?

tk59
10-06-2011, 02:12 AM
In terms of performance, I find it cuts just as well as the HG but releases food better for less money. I also like custom handles better than HG handles although the ebony isn't bad. The SFGZ is uglier but so what? I kinda like taking out my ugly a$$ Carter and showing up the pretty knives.

mc2442
10-07-2011, 02:12 AM
Anyone guessing on the next Carter sale? need to get in early and get one that I can use the Dave rehandle coupon I am sitting on

apicius9
10-07-2011, 06:15 AM
Nice score, almost missed this thread. I have a few of his knives, and I do like the HGs. However, they feel much more delicate and I mostly use them when I have a bit more time and want precision. The SFGZs feel more robust to me, and when I just need to work without thinking too much, I reach for the SFGZ funayuki (a rehandled RH in 5.something sun, I wish it were a bit longer) or the IP in 7.5 sun blue steel which seems indestructable. But I am sure you will have fun with the knife.

Stefan

NO ChoP!
10-07-2011, 12:05 PM
We are supposed to be convincing Iceman that his purchase is crap, and he should just dump it on me for a fraction of its cost....

+1 on info of Carter sale????

Andrew H
10-07-2011, 12:09 PM
We are supposed to be convincing Iceman that his purchase is crap, and he should just dump it on me for a fraction of its cost....

+1 on info of Carter sale????
If you sign up for his sharpening tips he gives you deals each tip, one of them is 25% off one item.

jackslimpson
10-07-2011, 12:13 PM
If you sign up for his sharpening tips he gives you deals each tip, one of them is 25% off one item.

I got this, and wish I'd used it more wisely. It's a good deal. I bought a little funayuki, but wish I'd waited until he came out with a selection of the larger knives. Don't get me wrong, the 5 Sun funayuki is a GREAT knife. It's just that the 25% coupon is a time to maximize value.

Cheer,

Jack