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    Takeda Chukabocho

    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.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Gasp!

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    It's actually a menkiribocho, takedas noodle knife....I only know cause u got it from me!....Ryan
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    viva la revolucion !

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    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.

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    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.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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...

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    Nudge. Trades considered as well.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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