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Re: Suggested first big knife purchase...

Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Adam Marr wrote:Like Mark has noted, the Takeda 240mm gyuto is rather large, not just in length, but in overall profile. The 210mm would be a good length, and if you wanted the 240mm length I think I'd get his Sasanoha gyuto profile:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/taassala24gy.html

It's got a narrower profile and won't feel as heavy and large as the standard Takeda gyuto profile.


Hmm, didnt really think of this rout. So its about 1.8 inches in height, same length as the classic 240. I like the length for cutting venison jerky, and fish, but this will pretty much be my only knife. SOmething to think about for sure. I should be getting my money from a knife I sold, so im gonna be ready to decide in a few days.

Re: Suggested first big knife purchase...

Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:24 pm

As many will profess, when you first start using a 240mm knife it fills long and awkward. The 240mm feels more normal and versatile after a little time and acclimation and the 210mm starts to feel short. We're only talking just over an inch in length. Just trying to say, don't be afraid of the length.

Re: Suggested first big knife purchase...

Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:37 am

If I could afford to get a Takeda it would be the 240mm Sasanoha. It seems to spec out similarly to the most other gyutos on the market so would be more familiar working it into my rotation. That said the big Takeda is a bit of an icon....

Good luck picking.

Re: Suggested first big knife purchase...

Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:58 pm

Yeah, the big Takeda is kind of one of those knives every knife nut should own at some time. I've had 2 or 3 over the years in 240mm and could just never fall in love with the profile. Then I got a 210mm and absolutely loved it. His wide gyuto profile in 210mm was like a big ass santoku and I enjoyed using it.

Re: Suggested first big knife purchase...

Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks for all the comments guys. Still having fun deciding.
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