View Full Version : How heavy is your suji?

04-15-2012, 01:28 PM
I made a monster suji. 320 mm (319 'cause i burned the very tip...) and 284 g w/o the handle. It works really well but definitely feels a little chunky toward the heel. I'm gonna put it on a diet and I'm wondering where I should think about stopping to refinish and test again. It's supposed to be a tall, substantial knife that can double as a sword in a pinch (j/k). So how massive is your most massive slicer?

04-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Tinh, you started down that path???

04-15-2012, 02:56 PM
with all the **** talking Tihn does he better.:knight:

04-15-2012, 03:14 PM
The 5 I have are all between 270 and 320mm in length, and weigh between 140g and 250g approximately, with most of them being in the 220-230g range. The Marko and Rader are the outliers.

04-15-2012, 03:46 PM
My carbon Fujiwara 270mm: 182g according to JCK.

Pensacola Tiger
04-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Fowler 290 - 217 g
Rader 12" (305) - 215 g
Gesshin Ginga 300 - 131 g
Harner 300 - 162 g

04-15-2012, 04:12 PM
270 Hiromoto AS wa: 152 g
370 western: 272 g

Andrew H
04-15-2012, 04:54 PM
Fowler 290 - 217 g
Rader 12" (305) - 215 g
Gesshin Ginga 300 - 131 g
Harner 300 - 162 g

Wow... that gesshin ginga is ridiculous.

04-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Devon Thomas AEB-l 270 mm suji is 168 g.

04-15-2012, 06:28 PM
Harner W2 330 (310 cutting edge) 291g (has a small stainless piece in the front of the handle.
Tad Inox 300 (288 cutting edge) 131g

04-15-2012, 06:37 PM
I have a 295mm suji very rough profiled and it is 259g.

04-15-2012, 07:04 PM
Wow... that gesshin ginga is ridiculous.
Yes, it is. Now I want one.

04-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Tinh, you started down that path???I did. :) At some point Devin told me to put up or shut up. I gave him my blanks for HT at the Vegas show. This is the last of the four blanks I cut. This guy measures 268 g now and is pretty thin now. I can't say I really want to thin it anymore. I think it's heavy for a couple of reasons: 1. It's tall for a suji (I figured I'd mess up more once I got near the edge but I didn't.) and it doesn't narrow down as dramatically as some sujis. The other thing is I left the tang massive so I could hold it by the tang. I figure when I actually mount the handle, the blade will come down another 10 g. It is 325 mm on the edge. (I measured incorrectly.)

Since this is a list of suji measurements, I'll add that I have a whisper thin tipped Devin that is 315 mm on the edge and weighs 192 g.

04-15-2012, 08:16 PM
Tinh, you started down that path???

Did your wife let you buy a grinder????

04-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Did your wife let you buy a grinder????Nope, lol. If I ever do, I might go for the Hobbyist Craftsman thing. For now, I'm more than happy doing a little here and there using some cool steels. It's a zen thing. This suji, btw, is a monosteel blade made from Devin's mystery carbon. I used it just now so it's all different shades of blue. With the weight, I really need to put a handle on it. :)

04-16-2012, 03:37 AM
Masamoto KS 240mm suji = 101,2g


l r harner
04-16-2012, 08:30 AM
i tend to have heavy handles but thats 90% form what there made of and 10% the fact that i make handles a bit larger then most (that said my blades are often taller then most too )

04-18-2012, 04:34 PM
332mm edge Pierre is 227grams of goodness. :doublethumbsup: