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sashae
05-15-2012, 02:17 PM
So, I've got this Takeda gyuto, which I actually really like, but the handle is a little larger than I'd prefer (I really prefer fairly small handles.) Rather than destroying the handle re-handling the knife, I figured I'd at least ask to see if anyone has a trade they'd be interested in. I would want another 240mm gyuto, preferably Wa handled, with the most "French-ish" profile possible -- I had a Tadatsuna and it wasn't bellied enough for me.

If I can't find something, I'm happy to keep it and either keep as-is or rehandle, but figure I'd at least see if there's interest.

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add
05-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Just a thought, but that might be a fairly easy DIY job to reduce the handle size... pm sent.

EdipisReks
05-15-2012, 05:10 PM
240 Masamoto KS?

obtuse
05-15-2012, 07:16 PM
Ive got a 270mm konosuke fujiyama with ebony handle

chinacats
05-15-2012, 08:12 PM
Sweet knife...tweeking the handle sounds like the plan...

kalaeb
05-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Don't rehandle, that's a beautiful handle. Maybe if you don't get an offer sell it and get something you really want.

tk59
05-15-2012, 09:50 PM
Yeah. Sand down that handle. As for a trade, IT's have fairly pronounced bellies for a Japanese knife. The only ones I can think of that have more belly are TKC, Shun, Kanetusgu Pro J...

sashae
05-16-2012, 08:47 AM
That's the main reason I want to make a trade -- the handle *is* really nice, it's just not to my taste. I've received a number of fair offers that I'm milling through now, but I think I should be able to work something out that ends up with everyone happy. :knife: