View Full Version : Takeda Chukabocho
07-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Kind of an unusual bird. Takeda Chuka in white #1 with Stefan handle in what I believe is ebony & dyed maple.
The profile makes it a bit taller it the front than the heel. It's quite comfortable.
Acquired it years ago from a member (don't remember who though) on the other forum. Used it a handful of times since then.
Still has original Martell convex grind. Minor discoloration (patina) from storage. Asking $550 all in.
91mm high @ heel
95mm high @ front (10mm back of tip)
4mm wide spine @ heel
2mm wide spine @ tip
Front rise through first @ 70mm of edge, then 130mm of flat, then 50mm of edge at rear rise (linear measure)
Weighs right around 500g
No micrometer so I can't get blade thickness measurements. :(
07-07-2012, 09:30 PM
07-07-2012, 10:04 PM
It's actually a menkiribocho, takedas noodle knife....I only know cause u got it from me!....Ryan
07-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Big Blue is back! I love this cleaver. One of my all time favorite feeling Stefan handles.
Yeah like Ryan said it was a menkiribocho but we added some belly so that it had just a tad of rock which I guess transformed it into a chuckobocho.
07-07-2012, 11:56 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Ryan & Dave! It's been so long I forgot.
It's a great blade, but I just ain't got no use for it. :cry:
07-08-2012, 12:46 AM
I'm paying off a new bicycle... why do these things always pop up when funds are locked up /cry
07-08-2012, 03:24 AM
Hey, I remember Big Blue, that is a nice handle if I may say so myself... I think it was dyed birdseye maple but I am not totally sure. Looks like a nice license plate ;)
07-08-2012, 04:39 PM
I love full handles and a slight neck on cleavers. I'd seen the menkiribocho's before and it looks like Dave and Stefan did a great job (surprised?) on the conversions. This might also be the first Takeda I've seen in W#1.
Very unique, very awesome. Plus, I've heard that older Takeda stuff is often better.
07-09-2012, 02:05 AM
This looks familiar;) One thing I meant to ask awhile back- how does W1 compare to W2? I'm speaking in generalities here of course, heat treat will affect it to some degree obviously...
07-14-2012, 10:58 AM
Nudge. Trades considered as well.
07-28-2012, 08:13 PM
One time drop; $470. Will consider trades (+or-) for a Carter.
09-23-2012, 07:59 PM
OK, I'm bumping this again.
I'm a little tight on liquid assets at the moment, so here's the deal.
Buy this and and 100% of the proceeds go to Chef Niloc. I only ask that the seller covers paypal fees. I'll cover postage.
$400. I can't think of money better spent.
09-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Crap! if I hadn't just bought that .40 Sig 226, I'd be all over this in a heartbeat!!!
09-23-2012, 08:25 PM
09-23-2012, 09:37 PM
Damn! It's a Takeda and for a good cause how can I say no. I'll take it if its still available
09-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Looks like this is SPF. Thanks.
09-23-2012, 10:43 PM
You're the man Mike! And thanks Ecchef...very nice gesture.
09-24-2012, 02:58 AM
Extremely generous of you, Ecchef.
Nice score, Mike!
09-24-2012, 03:04 AM
Mike, never pegged you as a cleaver guy. Hope this changes that and we can start seeing some wicked cleaver re-handles.
Dave, extremly generous of you!
Generousity of this forum is phenominal.
09-24-2012, 09:23 AM
Awesome guys! So freakin' awesome. KKF should be coming up for a Nobel prize pretty soon. THIS is an example of the internet put to good use.
09-24-2012, 09:50 AM
09-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Very kind of you, ecchef.
09-25-2012, 12:09 PM
VERY well played!!
09-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Like they say where I come from....You gotta do what you gotta do. :ovg:
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