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ecchef
07-07-2012, 08:24 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.

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251mm long
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. :(

kalaeb
07-07-2012, 08:30 PM
Gasp!

sudsy9977
07-07-2012, 09:04 PM
It's actually a menkiribocho, takedas noodle knife....I only know cause u got it from me!....Ryan

Dave Martell
07-07-2012, 09:25 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.

ecchef
07-07-2012, 10:56 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:

DwarvenChef
07-07-2012, 11:46 PM
:cry:

I'm paying off a new bicycle... why do these things always pop up when funds are locked up /cry

apicius9
07-08-2012, 02:24 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 ;)

Stefan

Justin0505
07-08-2012, 03:39 PM
That rocks!
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.

brainsausage
07-09-2012, 01:05 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...

ecchef
07-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Nudge. Trades considered as well.

ecchef
07-28-2012, 07:13 PM
One time drop; $470. Will consider trades (+or-) for a Carter.

ecchef
09-23-2012, 06:59 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.

Dave

brainsausage
09-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Crap! if I hadn't just bought that .40 Sig 226, I'd be all over this in a heartbeat!!!

SpikeC
09-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Priorities, Man!

mhenry
09-23-2012, 08:37 PM
Damn! It's a Takeda and for a good cause how can I say no. I'll take it if its still available

ecchef
09-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Looks like this is SPF. Thanks.

Namaxy
09-23-2012, 09:43 PM
You're the man Mike! And thanks Ecchef...very nice gesture.

Johnny.B.Good
09-24-2012, 01:58 AM
Extremely generous of you, Ecchef.

Nice score, Mike!

kalaeb
09-24-2012, 02:04 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.

knyfeknerd
09-24-2012, 08:23 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.

Lefty
09-24-2012, 08:50 AM
Wow....

markenki
09-24-2012, 09:17 AM
Very kind of you, ecchef.

Jim
09-25-2012, 10:53 AM
Well played!

DeepCSweede
09-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Well played!

VERY well played!!

ecchef
09-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Like they say where I come from....You gotta do what you gotta do. :ovg: