After trying a dozen gyutos and finally picking up the Sasanoha, which I thought would be my holy grail combo of low-profile and awesome blade material, I've come to the (strangely liberating) conclusion that I just don't like gyutos...
This is my first Takeda and everything I've read about them is absolutely true. It's a fantastic hand-made knife, best KU finish on the market, impossibly thin, and keeps a ridiculous edge.
The knife is 2 months old without any damage or abuse, including the tips that got cut off in the photos (they're as sharp and pointy as ever).
Asking for $220 shipped in the continental US. Willing to ship offshore at the buyer's expense. Unfortunately, with my work schedule, I can only ship out on Mondays. Let me know if you have to have it in a rush and maybe we can work something out. As always, thank you for reading!