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270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:17 am

I have numerous 210 and 240 gyutos of all qualities, I recently borrowed a friends 270 Takeda and was blown away. It's the first time I used a 270 and now I realize I must buy one immediately! I'm right handed, gun to head I would choose carbon but appreciate stainless just as much. Price isn't too much of an issue. Would prefer to spend under $400. u guys are great here on the forum and I look forward to some quality recommendations.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:09 am

If you love the Takeda so much, why not buy it?

Cuz lemme tell you... you're not gonna find anything even remotely near Takeda's geometry...

In semi-stainless Wa you have the Konosuke HD Gyuto, Konosuke HD Funayuki, the Richmond Ultimatum HD by Konosuke... these knives are nothing like a tall ass Takeda.

The stainless Suisin INOX Honyaki is, depending on the day, my favorite knife, but $440 & again... nothing like a Takeda.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:21 am

When I say "blown away" I meant more with the length as it was the first time I'd used a Gyuto larger than a 240.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:07 pm

A 270mm Takeda gyuto isn't really like anything else on the market. It's a huge, wide blade.

I'm assuming you know that, and you've decided to hunt for other knives in the 270mm length...so:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/maks27wa.html

Not in stock at the moment...but one heck of a knife.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rila27gy.html

Stainless, great knife.

Another laser breed:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kowh2wa27.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mayugy27.html

Great knife as well. Handle is nice...not my kind of look, but well made. Blade is great.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suinhowagy27.html

The original stainless laser.....incredible F&F....beautiful handle.....extremely light.

Some options anyway....there are a bunch of great 270mm gyutos and without further refinement, a guy could keep going.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:01 pm

Takeda Takeda Takeda I love mine!

BTW Shaun, have you tried one of his Gyutos? If not I'll send you mine. We should do a video review of it.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:15 pm

I have not used a 270 Takeda before, but did work on a 240 a few months ago. I've held the yanagi, the banno bunka, and a 240 gyuto. All were equally of tight fit and finish, blade construction... extremely consistent knives in my opinion, especially for being a kurouchi finish knife. I'd love to check out that 270 if you wanna send one my way, certainly am not going to say no! :D

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:10 pm

I got to do a few saya's for Takeda 270's, and also a 240mm sasanoha; I really liked the sasanoha one!

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:23 am

I just purchased a 270mm Gyuto and so far I love it, granted it has a western handle and a collar or partial bolster but I love it either way. I was intimidated it would be a little too long but this is not the case. It sounds like it is not up your alley but it is a kikuichi tkc performance. I will tell you that the takeda looks amazing but it is a bit out of my price range at the moment.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:38 am

Thank you For the suggestions Adam, I did have my eye on a few of those off the site. Particularly the Masakage Yuki and the Suisin Inox Honyaki. As different as the Takeda is, I still haven't ruled that out either. Knowing myself i wouldnt be surprised if sometime soon im in possession of the Takeda and the Suisin :roll: Decisions, decisions.

Re: 270 Gyuto my new best friend..........

Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Everyone should at one time or another own a Suisin Inox Honyaki, and a Takeda. Don't matter the style....gyuto, suji, nakiri, etc.....just gotta own one.....or 6 or 7 of each as some of us have done. :o
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