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 Post subject: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:17 pm 

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Just looking to get some feed back. Seems to be a pain trying to find a tall Japanese gyuto! Any love?


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:21 pm 
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How tall is tall?



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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:24 pm 

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Make sure you peek around - some gyutos not listed as 'tall' are pretty tall, and some listed as 'tall' really aren't *that* tall. For instance, in yo gyuto, the masamoto VG is 52-53mm, and the Richmond Artifex is a shade under 55mm. Not much difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:46 pm 
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I own one of Takeda's gyutos and really like it. I used it tonight. Tall, thin and hard.



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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:52 pm 

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Used one, loved it, always wanted to own one but for one reason or another never did.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:19 pm 

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I mean I have a super deep pinch grip. And a 45mm height just doesn't cut it. (food pun indeed)

I have the "Small" As classic 210 and love it. Just wondering if there were any other brands to look at around that height.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:33 pm 

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Richmond Addict SLD seems pretty tall at 56.7mm height


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:26 pm 
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That Richmond Addict SLD is really nice - thin, light, great grinds, fit & finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:43 pm 
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The Tanaka Ginsan is 53.4mm: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagigy24.html
The Tanaka Damascus is 54.3mm: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakagyuto1.html



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 Post subject: Re: Whats your thoughts on Takeda?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:14 am 

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The richmond addict SLD does look awesome. Semi-stainless tool steel with Kono grinds at an amazing price. Only reason I didn't buy it was because it was too tall for my liking.


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