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    can takedas be fully custom ordered? say if i were to want a thicker one that doesn't flex and not quite as tall with way less belly. if you have gone through such a process, what was the wait time?

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    pretty sure Mr.Magnus has done just that…

    but if you change the knife that much, is it possible that you don’t want a Takeda?

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    I just know I want full carbon AS knife. Not too many options especially ones that meet my criteria.

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    I think Magnus only waited a couple months. Another option might be Watanabe.
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    Already have a Watanabe, it's blue #2 not AS.

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    Touché.
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    I wouldn't buy a Takeda these days. Too may other options that you'll know perform.

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    got a chance to try out mhenry's custom 270 and i'm so floored by it that i decided to order my own. i didn't think i would like it because it's so thin and light, but it performs more like a beefy knife yet with the agility of a whimpy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    got a chance to try out mhenry's custom 270 and i'm so floored by it that i decided to order my own. i didn't think i would like it because it's so thin and light, but it performs more like a beefy knife yet with the agility of a whimpy one.
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    haha, all i needed was one day to know (for sure) i want this knife. i've already sharpened real nice and packaged it up to send back to mike. i'll post pics when mine arrives. i'll even let you take it for a spin josh, but craig is first in line.

    it is a flat profile exactly 270 length and 56mm height with a low sitting nose per mike's concept, apparently he sent takeda a drawing and it came out just as he envisioned it. pretty much exactly what i want, except i want 57mm height and perhaps 265 length and slightly thicker spine if possible.

    i was also considering a masakage koishi, but i get the suspicion it's more of a drawer queen type if that makes any sense. takeda is supremely easy to sharpen which is great, i'm really not a fan of stainless cladding due to its annoying behavior on stones.

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