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Thread: Kikuichi Elite Sujihiki Question From a Lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by DitmasPork View Post
    It's a knife that I would be using for mainly fish, primarily sashimi, and cubing tuna for 'Poke' [Hawaiian raw fish salad]—I'm originally from Hawaii.

    Are there a lot of other recommended carbon sujis in the quality/price range as the Kikuichi Elite that don't have as much as a right-hand bias?
    Long time ago I used Masamoto carbon Sugi for sashimi,till I got my first quality Yanagiba,which started my lust for Japan Single Bevels.

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    Masahiro is a quality knife, we try not to suggest $200 junk to people, even lefties

    How about a Misono Dragon? Special order one ground full lefty for 15% premium, would be about 250 to your door.
    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Sw...ml#SwedenSteel

    It would seem you can special order a full lefty Fujiwara FKH as well, that should be around $100.
    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/FKHSeries.html#FKH
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    Are you sure these JCKs aren't the usual blades with just a more neutral edge by JCK's sharpener?
    That would make a lot of difference with a special order lefty, with a convex left face and a flat right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    Are you sure these JCKs aren't the usual blades with just a more neutral edge by JCK's sharpener?
    That would make a lot of difference with a special order lefty, with a convex left face and a flat right one.
    Yes I'm sure, hence my wording. Ground lefty, not bevel-adjusted. Special order of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    Yes I'm sure, hence my wording. Ground lefty, not bevel-adjusted. Special order of course.
    Thanks for clarifying, Wenus2.

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    I knew I read it somewhere, just couldn't find it at last post.
    This should provide some confidence:
    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/In...eftHander.html
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    I've had great experiences with masa hires and as a fellow 808 er I suggest a konosuke suji. Just remember if u are comfortable with Sufis they are well rounded knives which u can use not only for slicing. Fujiwara suji are great and cheap. I liked my Fujiwara more than my kikuichi suji

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    Had a kikuichi elite 270 suji and used it for fish, cubing for poke/tartar etc does the job, but a kono suji...yummy

    Mine was very right hand biased in grind. Not good for lefties.

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    JCK offers lefty versions of many of the lines they carry. I'm pretty sure you could find something you like there under $200 that you might like. Carbonext, Hiromoto, or something similar in price.

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    For a little extra cash, I'd recommend the Hiromoto suji. Mine was damn near completely 50/50 when I got it, and the AS really is outstanding for slicing IMO. Whether a crusty roast, or a raw pork loin, the steel just bites and slices really well.

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