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 Post subject: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:17 pm 
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Hey, just a heads up. These are seriously good performing knives. They are a hair behind the Migaki R-2 series, but they have better food release and they're just very nice aesthetically.

If you know anyone who is in the market for a 210 Gyuto with some flair and performance, these are pretty damn good :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:39 pm 
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Thanks Steve. It's another good knife that gets overlooked. The Takamura brothers know how to make a good knife. I'll run this sale until we get down to about a dozen left before I take it off. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tavgnagy21.html



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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:06 pm 

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Hey Steve, How about a brief comparison with the Kanehide Ps60?
Sharpness potential? Edge retention? Toughness/chipping? Performance? Whatever else you think?
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:54 am 

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Do these have the same somewhat undersized handle as the Migaki R-2 ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:24 pm 
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@Solid, yes they have the same style/size handles.

@Hudson, I haven't had enough experience w/both to formulate much in the way of opinions on steel comparison. Based on pro user feedback, I'd hazard a guess that Kanehide Ps60 might have a bit better edge retention than the Takamura VG-10. They both get quite sharp.

Takamura handles are slimmer. Better overall F&F on Kanehide with smooth flow from bolster into blade. I'd say overall performance between them is pretty close.


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:57 pm 

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Thanks Steve, appreciate the info


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:19 am 

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+1 Thanks, Steve. About to get first j-knife for son. Have the PS60 already for myself (2), and will give him my backup one. Seems bullet-proof enough not to need one..
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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:28 pm 
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Handles are the same size on these compared to the R-2s.

I just tried to incentivize them to make me 240mm gyutos in R2. They turned me down a couple years ago but I offered to buy 300 of them as an opening order to entice them to do it. I doubt it will work...



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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:34 am 

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Is Nashiji the same as Tsuchime? Also is this line very different from the Chromax line?


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 Post subject: Re: Takamura VG-10 Nashiji 210 Gyuto on sale
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:54 pm 
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@dkf - technically "Nashiji" describes a mottled pear skin type finish. Think Masakage Yuki as a classic example. "Tsuchime" is a hammered finish. The Takamura VG-10 and Chromax knives really have more of a hammered finish to them.

I found the Chromax with bolster to be extremely similar to the VG-10 line. IMO you could treat them as almost the same except for the core steel.


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