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    Recommendation for Suji 270mm vs 300mm

    So I definitely was bitten hard by the J Knife bug. My Moritaka SS 240mm Gyuto just came in and I am looking for my next knife. I am thinking about getting a Suji. More then likely going to get a Konosuke HD Suji, but the question is whether I should get a 270mm or 300mm version.

    For the people who have the 270mm Sujis do you wish that you had that extra 30mm? And for the people who have the 300mm version do you ever think it is too much.

    Thanks in advance
    Ed

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    I have a 300 mm suji, and I love it. I'm a home cook, so I don't use it on a daily basis. But the length has been great for slicing pork shoulders, briskets, rib roast and t-giving turkey breasts. It's far too long for a 3 lb chicken, but for roasts, etc. the length is perfect for me.
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    I prefer a 270 due to lack of space and it won't fit in my block if it is longer.

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    The only reason I had to go for a 270mm was that I can't store a 300mm safely. Especially when cutting roast you will notice the difference. It's not just 300 vs. 270; you gain 30mm active length.

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    I have two 300s and often wish for a 330mm. But most of my gyutos are 270mm, so I am used to the extra length. If I had one gyuto and one suji, it would be a 240mm gyuto and a 300mm suji.
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    I have Konosuke sujis in both 270(HD) and 300(white)...and both are used as primary knives, not just dedicated slicers. Love both of these things, so its hard to make a call.

    The 300 is the better option if you are just going to use it for slicing IMO, but I like the 270 for an all-arounder (even though the 300 is great at this too). Keep in mind, there is a much bigger difference in these sujis between a 300 vs. 270 than there is 270 vs. 240---the 300 blade shape is much taller throughout and tip isn't as nimble, even on a relative proportional basis.

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    I vote for 300mm. They run little hair short, and also because konosuke's knife thin and light, you might want to go with slightly longer one.

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    If you've the space, get a 300.
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    For dedicated slicers, the longer the better assuming you aren't too small for the knife. For an all arounder, I'd go for nothing longer than a 270.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    For dedicated slicers, the longer the better assuming you aren't too small for the knife. For an all arounder, I'd go for nothing longer than a 270.
    +1 on that - if you're gonna use it primarily for slicing, go 300. If you go the route of using the suji as a primary all around knife (which I don't and don't like the idea of), then you may want to consider the 270. If you're worried about storage space for a longer knife, consider just using an edge guard until you can get something better sorted.

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