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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.
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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
    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.
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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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.
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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