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 Post subject: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:47 pm 

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I am looking for a double bevel 270mm slicer.

1. Are you right handed? ----- Yes
2. What type of knife are you interested in? -------suji/yanagiba 50/50 bevel
3. What size knife are you looking for? ---- 270mm
4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel? ----- carbon or carbon clad with stainless
5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle? ----- wa handle
6. How much did you want to spend? ----- $400 or less
7. Do you know how to sharpen? ------ Yes - with Edge Pro (OK, maybe I don't know how to sharpen) :D

I already have Kanehiro, and Masakage KOISHI knives so want to add a different blacksmith name to my knife collection.

Also, I want this knife to be visually stunning, more so than my other knives.

I have been considering:

Moritaka Supreme Damascus
Takeda Suji
Sakai Takayuki Damascus

I am a home chef, so the knife would get average home use.

Which one of the knives is the most visually appealing? I am assuming all 3 would cut and sharpen just fine. I also realize that visual appeal is subjective, but value the feedback on this forum.

Any additional comments would also be appreciated...and help Mark with a sale!

Thanks in advance,

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:52 pm 

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This isn't much help.. but you will love any of those you are looking at...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Takeda, Takeda, Takeda!!!

Takeda!!!

Okay, I'm done.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:42 pm 
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I got to check out a 270mm Moritaka suji recently. It is ground on both sides but it's like a 90/10 grind with most of the grind coming off the right hand side. The Konosuke White #2 is also one to check out; I have the 300mm one and it's super thin and sharp!

Is the Takeda actually a 50/50 or is it more one sided?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:15 pm 

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I have a Konosuke White #2 suji 270mm...as taz said, ridiculously thin and very sharp. A little lighter than i would personally prefer tho at 112 grams.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:38 am 

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"Is the Takeda actually a 50/50 or is it more one sided?"

This is from the TAKEDA intro on the Takeda page:
All his knives have 50/50 edges and octagonal handles so they are good for either right handed or left handed users.

So the Moritaka is 90/10?? If that is the case, I probably will eliminate that from the running. Can somebody confirm?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 am 
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The intro to Moritaka Knives from CKTG:

Moritaka Knives
Moritaka Cutlery is a traditional knife making company that has a very long and storied history. The Moritaka family has been making knives for hundreds of years and kitchen knives are now its primary pursuit.

The knives we sell by Moritaka cutlery are their top of the line knives made from Aogami Super Steel with a RC Hardness of 64-65. Aogami Super Steel is prized for its ability to take a very steep, sharp edge. These knives are reactive and will oxidize and rust if not properly cared for. Simply drying the knife after use will help prevent any problems. All the knives offered have octagonal handles unless otherwise specified and come with 50/50 bevels on the edge.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:03 am 
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Yeah, the Moritaka yanagiba I saw definitely had a very asymmetric grind to the blade bevels themselves. The edge may be a 50/50, but the blade bevels I saw were not 50/50. The blade bevels were like 90/10 or so. Many call the Moritaka Yanagiba a suji because it's ground on both sides, but it is very asymmetric. That's why I asked about the Takeda; it's labeled a Yanagiba, but people tend to call it a suji since it is ground on both sides, but I do not know if it's a 50/50 edge bevel or a 50/50 blade bevel.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:29 am 

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So, since I use an Edge Pro, the Moritaka should be eliminated from the race.

Agree?

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a slicer
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:26 am 
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Mark needs to chime in on this one.



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