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    WTB: Carbon Suji

    I'm having quite a hard time making up my mind on a new suji, so I'm hoping for somebody to offer up something I can't resist and make the decision easy.
    •Budget is +\- $250 (maybe $300 for something awesome)
    •Carbon steel (maybe semi-stainless), solid or clad
    •270mm (will consider 300)
    •Prefer wa handle, but not opposed to western
    •Prefer something with a little weight and minimal flex (no lasers)
    •Maybe a Hiro AS Wa? Or Yoshikane V2?
    So, I look forward to seein what you guys have that you'd be willing to part with. If nothing jumps out at me, it'll probably be a Misono Swede (or maybe a CarboNext).
    Thanks.

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    i'm not willing to sell mine, but the 300 Konosuke White 2 suji rocks. i had a 270 Carter kuro-uchi finished white suji, before this, and i greatly prefer the Kono. just something to think about.

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    i sold kfed my Sakai yusuke white steel 300mm suji. we both liked it quite abit too. infact, chefdog-the sakai yusuke suji is just alittle more than the misono($248 after shipping for a 300mm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    i sold kfed my Sakai yusuke white steel 300mm suji. we both liked it quite abit too. infact, chefdog-the sakai yusuke suji is just alittle more than the misono($248 after shipping for a 300mm).
    Yup. I would go this route for sure if you are in the market for a thin 300mm suji and aren't opposed to white steel. Sakai does a great job heat treating the steel as well and the suji holds an edge better than any white steel knife I've used, which admittedly isn't too many because I never liked the edge retention of white steel untill the sakai yusuke.

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    Thanks for the input guys. Aren't both of those really lightweight? I'd like a little weight to the blade, and I assumed the Yusuke would be just as thin/light/flexible as Konosuke & Gesshin? Based on Jon's numbers, a 270 suji will come in somewhere under 4 oz.

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    They're all pretty similar in the profile, thinness, weight area.

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    Possibly a Konosuke Fujiyama? though I haven't checked the prices since the latest hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Fed View Post
    Possibly a Konosuke Fujiyama? though I haven't checked the prices since the latest hike.
    I think those are a little outside my price range, that's why I'm looking for second hand.
    But they do look pretty sick.

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    I have a nice brand new Masamoto, only been for sale for a few days !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshstar View Post
    I have a nice brand new Masamoto, only been for sale for a few days !!!
    Ha! I'd love to take that off your hands, but I'm looking for carbon, not stainless.
    I hope you can move it, it's a good deal for someone.

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