View Full Version : Japanese Sakai Takayuki Blue Steel Gyuto Knife 240mm ? Any good?
01-13-2012, 10:20 PM
Anyone know anything about these? Just wondered?
01-13-2012, 10:48 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?
01-14-2012, 12:15 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, 01:01 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.
01-14-2012, 09:22 AM
Is this the same knife?
01-14-2012, 11:26 AM
Looks like it.
01-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Yes it does... I like the western deba and honesuki; something tells me mono-blue steel would be pretty rugged.
01-14-2012, 04:24 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, 04:46 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, 04:48 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.
01-14-2012, 05:13 PM
I've wondered about that knife for years myself, almost talked Ryan into getting it too but he chickened out.
01-14-2012, 05:19 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, 05:27 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, 05:37 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, 05:39 PM
Sakai Takayuki is one brandname of Aoki Hamono.
01-14-2012, 11:45 PM
Someone buy it! And review it!
01-15-2012, 01:03 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, 01:53 PM
Not wa, otherwise I'd get it... Maybe I should be thankful it's not wa :)
01-15-2012, 04:12 PM
*cough* western to wa conversion *cough*
01-15-2012, 07:48 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, 07:58 PM
Someone buy one!!
01-17-2012, 10:56 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.
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