Passaround Tansu Or Takeda (Australia - Brisbane)

Discussion in 'Passarounds & Loaners' started by madelinez, Dec 8, 2019.

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  1. Dec 22, 2019 #31

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    Thank you!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2019 #32

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    I would just add Mert does a pretty great KS-profile if KS knives are something you enjoy. I had one for a spell, and while it wasn't really my thing profile-wise, the knife itself performed excellently.
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2019 #33

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    I asked for that profile because it was meant to be a generalist knife that could do everything well, and I couldn't be happier with it. I have a couple of other Tansu's but that one is my favourite, the only thing I dislike is the size of the handle, it can cause fatigue over time compared to some of my smaller handles.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2019 #34

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    Send over and I will trim it down
     
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  5. Dec 25, 2019 #35

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    What a great guy...
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2020 #36

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    So, I just got back from my holiday and tried out @Imraan's recipe for spiced potatoes. I used my KS and the Tansu side by side to chop the raw potatoes. There is much less stiction with the KS; with the Tansu, the super-polished sides just invite the potato to suck itself onto the super-slick surface and stay there.

    To be fair, the Tansu falls through a potato just a little more effortlessly than the KS. Still, I have to give the win to the KS here; pragmatically, it works a little better for potatoes.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2020 #37

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    Saw that... Looks tasty!
     
  8. Jan 13, 2020 #38

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    What kind of grind is the mert that you are using? Is it his laser or workhorse?
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2020 #39

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    Were you cutting with the heel or more towards the tip out of curiosity?
     
  10. Jan 13, 2020 #40

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    Basically straight down near the middle. When pulling back up, the slice would come up with the knife, sticking to the right side.

    The KS does this, too, but to a lesser extent (and requires a touch more force).
     

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