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    Which Sujihiki?

    So, I'm sitting at my computer ready to purchase a 240mm suji, but one little problem....I CANT DECIDE WHICH ONE TO GET!

    I have narrowed it down to two (i think); the masamoto KS and the Ikkanshi Tadatsuna INOX

    Now, I'm leaning towards the KS because i love white #2, its a little cheaper, and I simply think it looks cooler. One down side is that the blade height looks a little on the short side. Anyone know what the actual height is?

    I've heard nothing but fantastic things about tadastsuna, so yah. Definitely curious

    I already have a 270mm kono suji, so I'm mainly looking to pick up a 240 to use on the line and for smaller prep task, Im really starting to like a suji as a all purpose knife

    -Jamey

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    Funny, I've used an 8-ish inch (European) slicer as an all-purpose for years and years. I'm finding the taller profile of the Masa KS gyuto much better for guiding the (thin, light and long) blade properly through most tasks. I'm getting used to it much quicker than I expected; the first couple of times I found myself choking up on the blade, using the European grip with which I'm more familiar. I now naturally grab the wa handle in a light pinch, though I still consciously look where my index lands.
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    The IT line boasts great fit and finish. The steel is very nice. They are both on the flexible and light side with the IT being a little more flexibly toward the handle, if that matters to you. I like carbon for sujis but I think the KS series has a bit of variability. You could get something REALLY nice or it could just be pretty good.

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    I don't know what your budget is, but there is a guy in Canada making some pretty sweet suji's. It might be worth the effort to shoot him a pm and inquire.

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    I did end up ordering the IT yesterday. With it being such a thin and light knife I am a little concerned with how flexible it will be as I find my kono a little more flexible than I would like...guess I will find out if the flexibility is a problem for me or not in a couple of days.

    I do to prefer carbon, but with all the good things i've heard about the INOX from IT and suisin I thought it would be nice to try out that steel. And im very much looking forward to it!

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    Whats the name of the guy in Canada?

    Although i ended up ordering the IT, im always interested in learning about something new

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    Pierre Rodrigue, he is a vendor here as well, check out his sub forum in the vendor section.

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    I can attest to Pierre's quality and ease of use. I have some pretty nice knives, and I reach for his often.
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    I have heard very good things about his stuff. I haven't talked to him about prices, but I imagine they are a out of my price range

    I also looked into Carter, and oh man do I wish I could afford one of those...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmfreeman35 View Post
    I have heard very good things about his stuff. I haven't talked to him about prices, but I imagine they are a out of my price range
    You won't know until you ask.

    Rick

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