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Thread: Looking for a great suji under 200

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    Looking for a great suji under 200

    I am looking for a nice all around suji that can hold up to professional use for under 200 dollars.

    I noticed Mark has a ******** Artifex for around 90 bucks on ****. Anyone know much about this knife? It's in AEBL as well.

    Is the Hattori FH Suji worth the money?

    I have also looked at the Misono sweedish carbon and the toghiro(sp).

    Any others I should be considering.

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    Don't know why it censored the word rich mond

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    Senior Member Jmadams13's Avatar
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    Hang out here long enough and you'll soon realize, lol.

    Take a look at the Suisin Inox line from Korin, or the Carbonext from JCK. Both good, and stand up well. I love my Inox suji, couldn't go without it
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    Senior Member Benuser's Avatar
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    You mentioned the Misono Swedish. Great steel, excellent F&F. From my experience with their 240 gyuto I expect the sujihiki to have some flex.
    Remarkably stiff for a thin blade: the Fujiwara FKH. Not the finest grained carbon, but with some bite which is not bad at all with a suji. Good level of F&F, more basic than the Misono. Just as highly reactive. Will need a forced patina to eliminate a smell issue. Have a look at them with JCK. IIRC some $75.

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    Hmmm thanks. Any other suggestions?

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    Senior Member stevenStefano's Avatar
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    What length are you considering?

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    I would get Fujiwara FKH for $83 (I have it and love it) or Carbonext for $140, or Hiromoto AS for $225

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    Senior Member WiscoNole's Avatar
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    The Hattori FH is a great suji, I used to have a 300mm before I converted to carbon.

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    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
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    dirty south, louisiana
    under $200 choices for
    me would be a carbonext or something used out of the BST

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