View Full Version : Japanese Sakai Takayuki Blue Steel Gyuto Knife 240mm ? Any good?

01-13-2012, 11:20 PM
Anyone know anything about these? Just wondered?


01-13-2012, 11:48 PM
I like that knife. I'm curious to see your responses. I read the description to mean that it is not clad? Wonder if it could be had with a black handle?


NO ChoP!
01-14-2012, 01:15 AM
Yes, I think you should buy it and let us know...

Looks pretty thin and light for a western. Handle appears to be of good size by pictures. I gathered it's mono as well. Could be an interesting knife.

labor of love
01-14-2012, 02:01 AM
i bet that knife is awesome. im curious what the rockwell hardness is. im not really diggin the handle though. wish they made a wa version.

Dave Martell
01-14-2012, 10:22 AM
Is this the same knife?


01-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Looks like it.

NO ChoP!
01-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Yes it does... I like the western deba and honesuki; something tells me mono-blue steel would be pretty rugged.

01-14-2012, 05:24 PM
I sent him an email over eBay about that knife a little while back to get some more information on it. He said the spine to edge length was 46mm and the hardness should be about 63HRC. I would have picked it up in a heartbeat if it was a little bit taller, but that's just my preference. Looks like a great knife!

01-14-2012, 05:46 PM
I think a whole load of people have been looking at that knife and wondering about it but haven't pulled the trigger. I've bought a load of stuff from BluewayJapan and have nothing but positives to say about Keiichi. If it was a 270 I might bite

01-14-2012, 05:48 PM
I think a whole load of people have been looking at that knife and wondering about it but haven't pulled the trigger.

i'm one of that load.

Dave Martell
01-14-2012, 06:13 PM
I've wondered about that knife for years myself, almost talked Ryan into getting it too but he chickened out.

01-14-2012, 06:19 PM
If someone had a 270 I would take a dive in. Apart from blueways, Pauls Finest is the only other place I can see that has them.

01-14-2012, 06:27 PM
I was going to email a while ago and ask about a 270 but I'm sorta skint now. Keiichi is usually really helpful so asking about a 270 might be worth a shot

01-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Aoki and Sakai Takayuki are one and the same, are they not? as evidenced by the logo. a 270 is listed and i am pretty sure Keiichi could get his mitts on one.

01-14-2012, 06:39 PM
Sakai Takayuki is one brandname of Aoki Hamono.

Eamon Burke
01-15-2012, 12:45 AM
Someone buy it! And review it!

Andrew H
01-15-2012, 02:03 AM
Someone buy it! And review it!

Yeah, I'm very curious. Seems to be a good deal for a solid blue #2 knife.

01-15-2012, 02:53 PM
Not wa, otherwise I'd get it... Maybe I should be thankful it's not wa :)

01-15-2012, 05:12 PM
*cough* western to wa conversion *cough*

01-15-2012, 08:48 PM
HAHAHA... hey, I've got enough problems with purchasing "too many" wa-handled knives to open that whole can of worms :)

01-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Someone buy one!!

01-17-2012, 11:56 AM
Our restaurant group has two restaurants and the chef in the other spot had this knife. He really enjoyed it but ended up following it with a Konosuke and pretty much abandoning it. Wish I had more info but I rarely got the chance to be around it.