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    Suisin Special Inox 240mm review

    Steel:
    Edge it came with from Mari was great, and held it fine for the three days i have been using it. one at home and two at work, with a lot of heavy veg prep. after day three, tonight at home, cutting a lot of carrots and turnips. needed a strop on unloaded leather, then cut like a champ again. I do wish it was a little toothier, as tom skins and grapes take a little sawing.

    There is a little sticktion, but I'm pretty sure that is due to the high polish if the steel. It is beautiful, and cleans up easily.

    F&F:
    Handle feels nice. There is little to no feel from bolster to handle, just a little on the rivets, they feel a little raised. end cap is the same as bolster, nice and smooth. The printing on the blade is also smooth, and feels durable. Handle is not slippry when wet either like some western handled knives I've used.

    Feel:
    I love the feel of this knife. I'll say that again, I LOVE THE FEEL of this knife. The handle fits my hand and pinch grip style great. Its a little handle heavy, but not to heavy to cause fatigue, but not to light to cause fatigue either, just right for me. Feels nice with rocking, smooth when slicing, and a pure joy (in gyuto terms) as a push cutter. Chopping was great, and mincing was almost fun. I really like this profile. Thinner than most westerns, but not lazer thin, a good medium.

    Overall, I really like this knife. I've used it two days on the line, and love the fact that I can not worry as much as I would with my White and Blue steel knives, and it still comes out of the night looking new. Im not a SS guy, but this feels like a good middle ground. I think i have found my new line knife, and pretty sure I'll be purchasing one soon. It was between the Inox, or another CarboNext. I think the special Inox is the way to go for me.

    It did come to me with a less than a mm bend in the tip, but was easily fixed. I hope lowercasebill enjoys it as much as I have, and thanks again Mari for letting me have a go at her.

    If my opinions change after a few more days of use, I'll post it up.

    joe
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    Mailed it out 5 mins ago, next day air. Guarenteed tomorrow. I'll PM you the tracki number Bill. Sorry for the delay in shipping. Had a sick mother to take care of the last few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Mailed it out 5 mins ago, next day air. Guarenteed tomorrow. I'll PM you the tracki number Bill. Sorry for the delay in shipping. Had a sick mother to take care of the last few days.
    no worries about the delay .. i hope your Mother is recuperating nicely

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    Yeah she is, thanks. With a history of heart problems and stubbornness, things happen lol
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    Nice review, Joe.

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    Thanks. I read it again. And feel the same after a few more days with her. I already miss this knife... It was nothing "special" but also was great to use. Pretty sure I know know my next purchase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Thanks. I read it again. And feel the same after a few more days with her. I already miss this knife... It was nothing "special" but also was great to use. Pretty sure I know know my next purchase
    got it today .. thanks but you did not have to send it expre$$ .
    i was surprised to see it had an assymetric bevel..
    it would not push cut paper so i put it to the strops .. better,, but still no.. tried jki awasedo very gently .... better... then down to red aoto very very gently up to awasedo and then strops . i was able to take a piece of hard carrot and make strips like they do with diakon radish . peeled some potatoes too.. been a long day will do more tomorrow but my initial impression .. a work horse knife.. and easy to sharpen .
    Mari said it should be sent back to her for sharpnening but she is in Japan. i need advice . back to Korin next wednesday or to next on the list and i do not have an address.
    thanks
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    Sent bit express because I was late getting it out.

    Sorry about the edge. I didnt really do to much before I sent it out, just touchup. I should have taking my time a little more.
    I'm not sure what to do about the next person. Maybe she will be back before next week
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    Go ahead and send it to Korin attn: Mari. I don't think anyone is gonna be in a big hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Sent bit express because I was late getting it out.

    Sorry about the edge. I didnt really do to much before I sent it out, just touchup. I should have taking my time a little more.
    I'm not sure what to do about the next person. Maybe she will be back before next week
    no appologies need about the edge.. i was anxious to get a feel for how it sharpened,. actaully i was more interested in that than cutting with it ..

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