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    Not at all. Yanagi has a completely different profile, different thickness, and a concave ura. But it is still definitely a right handed knife.

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    It's clearly not a yanagi but a yanagified suji, lol. Regardless, the easy way to do it for the time being is to only sharpen the primary bevel. However, at some point, you will need to work the secondary bevel to keep it performing optimally. I would recommend actually doing that sooner rather than later, as long as you are comfortable with that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    It's clearly not a yanagi but a yanagified suji, lol. Regardless, the easy way to do it for the time being is to only sharpen the primary bevel. However, at some point, you will need to work the secondary bevel to keep it performing optimally. I would recommend actually doing that sooner rather than later, as long as you are comfortable with that sort of thing.

    That's what I say too. Plus I will add that you will likely want a small bevel on the back side, which the knife probably already has but can't be seen because it's been buffed over.

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    I appreciate all of the support guys, thank you.

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    I guess, being a lefty, I have zero interest in yanagis; therefore zero knowledge. I find it hard to swallow paying so much more (but understand) for a lefty. I have actually seen it as high as 100% and 150% lately!

    And, in JCK post, it clearly states its a right handed only knife, so I guess my statement of being unhappy if I received this isn't valid (good job Koki); but I'm still surprised that a company such as Fujiwara, which has high accessibility to the masses, is selling righty-biased sujis.
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    I agree. 70/30 is understandable, but 99/1 is a pain!
    However, they can do what they want, and if we want lefty friendly-ish knives, we can just get their FKH. It is dint that they don't have a lefty friendly stainless available, though.
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    Hmmmm, the pics of the Fuji suji on JCK show the 'shinogi' line just like the one you have--but both of my FKH and FKM sujis that I owned did not have this...I figured it was a design they used to do and just an out-dated picture, but guess not. Strange.

    Both of my Fujiwara sujihikis came with maybe an 80/20 ratio on them, so less aggressive asymmetry versus yours. But I don't think it will hurt at all if you want to change the stock bevels a bit to get away from a 'single bevel' suji, as your father might not like it or be used to it.

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    My recent FKH has no shinogi line but is still very asymmetric with a convex front a and a flat back. Even if you readjust the edge it will remain a geometry for the right handed.

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    Why are the doing this? So much for my next possible purchase!
    I guess I'll just have to hit up Pierre! Haha
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