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Are Takedas better than Shuns?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:50 pm


You have a terrific web site. Every time I look at it I'm like a kid (except overgrown and old) looking through the window into a candy store.

I would like to buy one or two knives as a gift for my son. He is not a professional chef but a very enthusiastic and accomplished amateur.

I have a set of Shun knives which I like. I am tempted to buy him the same but I am also looking at some of the other knives on your site such as:
Takeda 240 Gyuto and
Takeda 160mm

I don't know anything about Takeda knives except what I read on your site.

There are also a lot of other great looking brands.

My son is left handed.

I would appreciate any advice you could give me.

Re: Are Takedas better than Shuns?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:52 pm

I think you would really enjoy trying a Takeda. His knives are hard, thin and really fun to use. They sharpen up great too. There are not that many small blacksmiths left in Japan and Shosui is highly regarded. I encourage you to try one. He also makes his knives with 50/50 edges so they will work for righties or lefties.

Re: Are Takedas better than Shuns?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:41 pm

Are they better? Short answer: Yes!

They are carbon, so will rust if not taken care of, but that's not an issue imo.

Re: Are Takedas better than Shuns?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:11 pm

I didn't read your post, I just stopped by to say:

Re: Are Takedas better than Shuns?

Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:13 am

Not a single doubt the takada is better as long as you wipe the knife down as soon as your done you will have no problems. Please don't do like a customer of mine did his wife put it in the dishwasher with other cutlery it was a total mess. Peace jmbullman. Enjoy your new knife
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