Never had the chance to do a side by side comparison of the Suisin and Gesshin. I'd sure like to though!
since were just having fun here, and since this isnt a recommendation thread ill gladly list the items i would get if i was starting from scratch tomorrow.
kochi 270mm migaki wa gyuto $340, carbonext sujihiki 300mm $154, gesshin ginga 180mm petty $180(suitable as both petty and butcher knife) any additional butchering knives i would just go cheap vintage carbon or forshner $40-60, koobi kit knife bag that holds up to 9 items $32, bester 500 1200 rika 5k for $130ish, with more or less $100 left over that i would use for sayas. no honing rod, strop instead on stones, newpaper or some other leather strop ($20). hell, if theres room in the budget maybe a cck just for kicks!