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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matus View Post
    Mark, the image 'before' looks more like a cleaver than a gyuto. I did (and do) play with the idea of trying out a Takeda, but I will make sure to have a return option if I were to do so. Did you by any chance measure the thickness of the blade at some closer distance to the edge before you sent it for re-grind?
    Hahah, it's not even a gyuto, but a sujihiki. Before the regrind it was slightly over 1 mm at 0.5 cm from the edge... Haven't measured it after the regrind yet, but it looks good to the eye.

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    MARK <> It is hard to tell from your after photo, but it appears as if they now employed a convex grind. Am I correct, or is it just the photo?
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    Update>

    Takeda has become the #1 knifemaker that I get requests to modify/fix.

    Reason = Too thick/sucks at cutting



    Yeah folks, I'm not even close to exaggerating the problem here. I'm getting multiple requests per week to fix these knives. I turn them down because these knives are not at all easy to thin correctly (that's by hand on stones). I won't do this work anymore to these knives as it's just not worth the effort/cost/profit/or risk.


    As I posted originally in this thread - Buyer Beware!

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    Wow, the new Moritaka

    Kinda too bad because they do have a certain appeal to them

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    Dave, does this apply to basic sharpening as well and will you still do older Takedas?
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    I have an old takeda and I luv it. So glad I got one before they when to crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Dave, does this apply to basic sharpening as well and will you still do older Takedas?

    Oh I'll always sharpen them, I just can't do the thin the blade thing like people need with these new knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjangula View Post
    Wow, the new Moritaka

    Kinda too bad because they do have a certain appeal to them
    I played with a 300mm at knifewear. It felt special. Really regret not buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melampus View Post
    MARK <> It is hard to tell from your after photo, but it appears as if they now employed a convex grind. Am I correct, or is it just the photo?
    Melampus, I missed your message from almost a year ago . You're right, it is convex but only very slightly.

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    Takeda has a tremendous steel but yes the geometry of the blade it s a bit ******. I never try one of the old takeda but I guess they were a bit more like mine after three hours of stone.

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