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Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi,

I'm still on the hunt for a 240 gyuto.

Have narrowed choices to either the Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240.. What is the edge profile on the Fujiwara?

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:23 pm

They both are ground evenly on both sides.

I have a hard time recommending anything against the Konosuke Fujiwaras. They're special.

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:53 pm

Oh man....I couldn't really pick between them.

I'd have to pick based on something like whether I wanted a polish look or a KU look. AS steel, or whatever the steel in the Konosuke you're looking at.

Both are great knives.

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:26 am

I have exactly zero experience with Takedas, but can state the Konosuke Fujiwaras are incredible. I was disappointed at barely missing out on a Funayuki Gyuto 240 mm Aogami and "settled" for the 240 White #1. You just could not possibly go wrong with one. They are museum quality pieces, handle like a dream, and take a simply incredible edge. Beautiful, beautiful knives.

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:43 pm

I have a little experience with Takedas, and I like them, but for a general use gyuto, I love my Kono Fuji!

FYI, we're talking about the FujiYAMA line here (just don't want to confuse people).

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:32 pm

I was slightly confused at first as well Todd, had to look it up, the funyuki is listed as fugiwara all others are fugiyama. I actually have this exact knife. Like others have said it is extremely exceptional. I also have a takeda, but not in a gyuto. The profiles of the two you listed are similar, however the blade height on the takeda is shorter. It's a little too short for my liking, but this is just personal preference. I would recommend the kono. Having said that, if you are ok with the blade height on the takeda I think you'd be happy with it as well. They are both excellent knives and the rest are just esthetics. Which one do you like the best? I'm a big fan of both lines, but for a gyuto I think the kono wins.

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Hey all,
I'm the one that originally asked Mark about these two knives. Is the Konosuke clad in stainless, or is it all Blue #2? I really like the look of a knife with patina. I have a Takeda petty right now and like the kuroichi finish, but have to stay on top of it to prevent rust on the blade surface. Would be nice to have a carbon steel knife that can be cleaned back to the original surface if necessary.

Re: Konosuke Fujiwara 240 or the Takeda Sasanoho 240

Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:24 pm

The Konosuke is clad in reactive soft iron so it will patina on the entire blade.
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