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Thread: Takeda ....What to look for (now) to keep from getting screwed

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    One of the reasons my takeda's in the drawer. Sharp as hell, but wedges.
    I need to thin out the shoulder..soon.hopefully.

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    Was this true with your custom profile Takeda, Mr. Magnus? Grind was bad after making a knife to your custom, blue printed specifications?

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    Since getting a Takeda, all my other knives pretty much get neglected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    Since getting a Takeda, all my other knives pretty much get neglected.
    I second this.

    Seems to be alot of different Takeda's around, I'm very happy with both my Honesuki and Nakiri.

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    Yepp the custom was one of them. Thay are however very nice now after i have sent them back


    Quote Originally Posted by lucabrasi View Post
    Was this true with your custom profile Takeda, Mr. Magnus? Grind was bad after making a knife to your custom, blue printed specifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    Since getting a Takeda, all my other knives pretty much get neglected.
    +1. Takeda seems to take to over the collection. Its the only gyuto i reach for anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    Playing Devil's Advocate, perhaps this is a good thing - if you want a Watanabe, buy a Watanabe - but as the maker intended it to be. It's what he knows/does best - through experience.
    I'm with ya.

    Plus, giving Takeda slack a couple of times is reasonable, but after a while it's BS.
    We're talking about a guy who's work has gone up 100% in price in roughly 5 years. Who else can say that? Plus, less than stellar blades with QC all over the place. Folks, I'd be out of a job and no one would care.
    Also, please take into account the Japanese work ethic where your REP is everything and where you MUST do your best at ALL times without excuses.
    Watanabe on the other hand is still rocking and rolling in terrific fashion, trying out some new things and keeping his prices reasonable.
    COme on guys, call it as you see it!
    Long live Carbon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaamax View Post
    COme on guys, call it as you see it!
    Thats what im doing. Both my knives from shosui are great knives.

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    let the choil shots speak.

    when i got them









    Now

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    In your case I wouldnt be happy either Magnus!

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