I have been idly trying to convince myself that I need a sujihiki knife, and I probably could manage without one, but I also may well end up buying one soon as I seem to have got the bug.
So if I do, I can't really justify spending much, and have been looking at the Fujiwara FKM, FKH and CarboNext.
I just got a CarboNext 210 Gyuto, and so it might be nice to try something different. Also the other two keep me under $100, which is also very nice for my bank account. I think the FKH is probably not right either as so many threads seem to say that this knife reacts badly smell/taste wise with a lot of food, and that this persists for a few months. If I can be convinced that I should just get a second CarboNext because it is just way better I could maybe swallow that, but I am guessing that the price difference (FKM = $95 CN=$146 - delivered)
So that kind of leaves me with the FKM 270mm Sujihiki.
So I have a couple of questions.....
1. Am I right to write off the FKM?
2. What are opinions on the FKH?
3. Should I just throw caution to the wind and get a 300mm CarboNext for $161?
And then I came across this knife, on **clearance** from a UK seller for £66 delivered ($103)
TOJIRO "ECO" 27cm SLICING KNIFE
Now as far as I can tell that is a Tojiro DP 270mm sujihiki, at a price CHEAPER than I could get it from a US dealer, before shipping.
Is there a catch here? [a UK seller CHEAPER than USA??????? someone wake me up!!!]
Any views on whether it actually is the DP, and also whether the DPs are any good?
I am justifying this by saying I want it to slice meat with (roasts, hams etc) but would probably end up just playing with it as much as I can, switching between it and my 210 CN.... I basically just want to buy another knife to sharpen and play with....
Any advice on the FKM, FKH, vs CN and also on the DP and whether indeed this is DP would be most welcome.....