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I am also interested in the Suiboku blue 1 and have very little exposures to blues in general. For the more experienced among you -- would you go for the Takada or rather pick something else, e.g. a Fujiwara Denka or a Hitohira togashi blue?
I have a Hitohira bunka and a Takada nakiri, both 180mm and both in B-1, they are both really nice, but if I had to choose one, the Takada would win without much thought. It just feels more solid and I feel like the attention to detail around all the edges, not just the super sharp one, is superior.
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I had a Takada Suiboke 270 blue 1, and also a Tanaka-Yohei blue 1, and I have to say, I prefer the Tanaka-Yohei 270 from Strata - it is an incredible knife
 

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Anyone know of any Takada Tanaka retailers besides MTC? Looking for a 240 gyuto. Have the 210 Takada Tanaka suiboku and just ordered a 240 Yohei Tanaka. But MTC shipping costs to UK are criminal. Opposite of Bernal.
 

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Anyone know of any Takada Tanaka retailers besides MTC? Looking for a 240 gyuto. Have the 210 Takada Tanaka suiboku and just ordered a 240 Yohei Tanaka. But MTC shipping costs to UK are criminal. Opposite of Bernal.
DM tsubaya tokyo- i just ordered a 240mm ginsan suiboku, they might have some tanaka b1 or w2, doesn’t hurt to ask !
 

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Anyone know of any Takada Tanaka retailers besides MTC? Looking for a 240 gyuto. Have the 210 Takada Tanaka suiboku and just ordered a 240 Yohei Tanaka. But MTC shipping costs to UK are criminal. Opposite of Bernal.
Carbon is also a Takada Tanaka dealer. Craig's most recent restock was about 1.5 months ago for a few Reikas, B1, and W2 240mm gyutos IIRC.
 

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Anyone know of any Takada Tanaka retailers besides MTC? Looking for a 240 gyuto. Have the 210 Takada Tanaka suiboku and just ordered a 240 Yohei Tanaka. But MTC shipping costs to UK are criminal. Opposite of Bernal.
Ai&Om/Tosho in Canada carries them if I remember correctly
 
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