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    New knife- Takeda gyuto-feel like i'm late to the party....

    So after seeing the Takeda in the for sale section a while ago and watching it whilst i tried to justify a reason to buy it, Christmas crept up and gave me the excuse i needed.
    It arrived this morning and for the last hour i've been playing around with it. Upon opening it i was confused as i was expecting a thin knife that looking at the spine it was a good 4mm at the heel. I then looked down the blade and saw the crazy thin cross section and was reassured that this was going to behave like a thin knife.

    The bevel was in great shape (thanks timthebeaver ), always a slight worry buying a used knife as i've had some shockers, but i couldn't resist taking it to the stones and making it shine.
    Honing the wide bevel was again different to what i expected. I just felt too low to the stone, but i was hitting evenly all the way along and it just needed a quick 1k 6k progression to bring it up to an almost mirror finish. Slightly worried about an edge this shallow but i'll see how it holds before putting a microbevel on it.

    It's so much fun to use, like a kind of gyuto cleaver hybrid that wants to cut stuff. Feel a bit like i'm late to the party as nearly everybody seems to have one or have used one already but it's such a nice knife to use i wish i had given in to temptation sooner.

    Time to go to the shops and buy some veggies for tea, need something to go with the huge pile of diced potatoes and onions - thinking it'll be soup so i have an excuse to use it some more

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    Glad to hear you're a happy Takeda user!

    I've been happy with my Takeda knives since my first one...
    Len

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    The rustic beauty, and incredible performance of Takeda's knives make them almost irresistable for me. I guarantee you will be wanting more. Congrats on the new knife

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    Very nice knife and not a bad looking bevel either.

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    That is a sweet picture with a knife in the bevel

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    Not quite as good as my polish, but not bad TB

    Glad you are pleased the knife.

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    ..."wants to cut stuff."

    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    Not quite as good as my polish, but not bad TB

    Glad you are pleased the knife.
    Lol, reckon it'll take another sharpening session or two to get the bevel completely even, then I might take it up to 12k just for jokes

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    I recently acquired my first Takeda, a nakiri, and couldn't be happier with it! It won't be my last one, I assure you.

    Enjoy yours!

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    I've been a fan of Takeda for some time now. Excellent knifes period.
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