Can I get some updated opinions on these two manufacturers?

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 at 6:48 AM #1

    Fantality

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    I'm shopping through Amazon right now and for Sujuhiki, I'm seeing a lot of Yoshihiro and Dalstrong knives. What are your opinions on these two brands? If my information serves me right, Dalstrong is a Chinese brand or at least mass produced in Chinese factories. As for Yoshihiro, I can't remember because it's been so long... But the last bit of information I heard of them was not very positive.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM #2
    Why Amazon? Shipping issues? There are a lot of better options out there.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM #3

    KenHash

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    I would choose Yoshihiro over Dalstrong, If those were my only choices.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:48 AM #4

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    I was recently after a Sujihiki.

    Jon at JKI was a phenomenal help has has various Sujihiki in a number of variations from cheap(er) stainless to carbon steel. At the top end are some Ginsanko options even.

    There are also Sujihiki available on BTS, K&S, JNS etc... I eventually ended up with a Kochi KU 270mm stainless clad carbon steel option from JKI for a very reasonable price. I also second "why amazon".
     
  5. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:51 AM #5

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    I’ve at least been told before that Yoshihiro doesn’t make their own knives, but rather is a brand that sources from various smiths in Japan. Hopefully someone who knows more can attest to the accuracy of this statement, or correct it...

    Heresay aside, I had a Yoshihiro 240 gyyto once and it was pretty decent. My tastes have changed since, but I was pretty happy at the time with it.

    But yes, it would be better to look somewhere other than amazon if that’s an option.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM #6

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    aside from our own BST , there are a host of other very good vendors out there the community can direct you to aside from Amazon for knife purchases.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM #7

    KenHash

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    Most established cutlery shops in Japan do not make their own knives. They source them from smiths and have their brand put on them.
     

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