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    So happy I bought the two suisin IH's when I did. I probably would never have bought them at the new pricing

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Fed View Post
    So happy I bought the two suisin IH's when I did. I probably would never have bought them at the new pricing
    I must confess, I made my purchase after your NKD thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    Ive looked around and not everybody has raised the prices yet FYI.
    The retailers that get product from suppliers rather than direct from Suisin have not raised prices yet, but I expect them to with new shipments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    The retailers that get product from suppliers rather than direct from Suisin have not raised prices yet, but I expect them to with new shipments.
    Yes. My point being if somebody is considering purchasing a suisin nows the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    Yes. My point being if somebody is considering purchasing a suisin nows the time.
    My point is the same as your's, as the old pricing probably won't last long, get them while you can.

    I was about to buy a Suisin a couple of weeks ago but am not now that the price has gone up. It is unfortunate because I thought Suisin put out a great knife for the price, but now, I think there are some other options for around the same price that I would rather have.

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    to me it Suisins handle that really sets it apart. Granted, I havent had as much experience with different knives as Im sure most of the people on this forum have. But I have used a Kono hd, kono white 2 and a suisin IT all 270mm gyutos. Plus a kono 270 suji and a kono hd 240 gyuto. The feel and size of Suisins handle allows for more comfortable cutting movements/cutting strokes for me. I underestimated the importance of handles until now. Now when I look at knives that I consider purchasing I take a long hard look at handle size and weight.

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    Suisins are all ground very well and have some of the best QC.

    Still worth the money, imho.

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    Nothing unusual with price increases
    I estimate every brand of knives to increase the next couple of years :P

    Never had Suisin, but guess they preform really well. The only thing is that stock handles on mass manufactured knives are not that good. I am one of those who needs to rehandle everything .)

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    suisin handles are pretty damn nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SameGuy View Post
    I don't think the Yen has as much to do with pricing as people assume. The Yen has been trading within a fairly narrow band over the last 18 months. In fact, it is about the same as it was in July of last year.
    Every company raises or changes their price eventually, but this time it actually has A LOT to do with the exchange rate. Quite frankly, most Japanese companies that export are suffering. It isn't just knives, it's pretty much everything from books to cars. (My Japanese books have gone from $5 to $8 per volume and of course it sucks.) In reality, there is no reason for the Japanese economy to be doing so well. I don't know for sure, but I think the knife companies weren't expecting the exchange rate to stay so low, and the ones who anticipated it braced themselves for the worst. For what it's worth though many companies including Suisin aren't playing it half as safe as people think they do. It's annoying and Korin has taken a big hit too, but I hope this explanation keeps people from being too angry.

    I really hope the economy here and in Japan gets better. It's rough paying 25% more on everything every time I visit my relatives.

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