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    Impulse buy

    So with all the talk of how great of cutters Carter's knives are, I bought one. A 7.8 sun high grade funayuki. This was totally an impulse buy. I don't really need it, at all, but figured i needed to try one out. Hope I'm not disappointed.

    Mike

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    You won't be...they are great cutters.

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    What does a 7.8 work out to in mm?

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    235, or so, i think.

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    its a little shy of 240mm... just for reference, 1 sun is about 30mm, so a 7 sun knife is 210mm, 8 sun is 240mm, 9 sun is 270mm, and 10 sun (or 1 shaku) is 300mm... longer than 1 shaku, the counters work like this- shaku-ichi (1 shaku 1 sun) 330mm and so on

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    I am pretty excited to see how this thing feels and performs. I haven't seen a whole lot of Carter's that are over 9in so i wanted to make sure i jumped on this one.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    What does a 7.8 work out to in mm?

    k.
    Carter Cutlery's website has an inch / sun / millimeter conversion app:

    http://www.cartercutlery.com/LengthConverter.html

    236.34 mm
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    Nice buy. I was a real skeptic about the Carter hype until I got my hands on a couple. The guy knows what he's doing.

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    What do they say if it's a 320 mm? As for the Carter purchase, I love the SFGZ better than the HG but the HG's are still really nice, at least the ones I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman91 View Post
    So with all the talk of how great of cutters Carter's knives are, I bought one. A 7.8 sun high grade funayuki. This was totally an impulse buy. I don't really need it, at all, but figured i needed to try one out. Hope I'm not disappointed.

    Mike
    I've been on the fence for a couple of months thinking about getting a 7.5 sun hg. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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