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Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm
Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mmTakamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mmTakamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm
Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mmTakamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mmTakamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm

Takamura Migaki R2 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: TakamuraR2-Gyuto210

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(5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews)

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The Takamura Migaki 210mm gyuto offers a rare combination of extraordinary performance, cutting edge technology, exquisite craftsmanship, and competitive price. The knife is constructed of an R2 steel core wrapped in a softer stainless cladding. R2 is a powdered metallurgy steel which allows the knife to take extremely keen edges at very acute bevel angles and hold those edges exceptionally well. This knife does not depend on its advanced steel alone for its performance. The Takamura Migaki knives are laser thin with high quality grinds that fall through ingredients effortlessly.

  • Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 212 mm
  • Overall Length: 336 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 1.6 mm
  • Blade Height: 45.2 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Fantastic knife, March 15, 2017
    Posted By: Peter

    I bought the Takamura to replace my old J.A. Henckels after several years of line duty. The difference is night and day. Even my more expensive Blue #1 nakiri and White #1 gyuto cannot touch the lightness or sharpness of the Takamura. I was hesitant to bring it on the line, but it is a surprisingly resilient blade if used lightly and handled with care. The way this knife falls through product must be felt to be believed.

    As a caution (not impacting the review), the heel of the knife is every bit as sharp as the rest and terminates in a vicious point. Exercise great caution lest you wind up covered in little reminders against careless handling.


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    5  Best damn value on CKTG, March 3, 2017
    Posted By: Jeffry B

    The Takamura gets as sharp as any knife there is and cuts like a dream. Fit and finish and handle are much, much better than I expected and comparable to fine German knives. Though this blows them out of the water.

    R2 steel holds a good edge for quite awhile and is not hard to sharpen. Does feel a bit muted on the board, but many won't notice.

    The profile is for an all-rounder. The heel is good for chopping low ingredients, pushing is best and rocking is above average. Only knock might be the height of the blade. It's not tall, though it's not short, either.


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    5  Takamura Migaki R2 , February 19, 2017
    Posted By: Rmi Henry-Mayer - verified customer

    Unbelievable sharpness!

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    5  Definitely a favorite, February 19, 2017
    Posted By: Don - verified customer

    This is my second Takamura, I started by buying the 180 for my wife. I used it so much I figured I should buy the 210. It's light, it's thin and it's very laser-like. It's super sharp and dispenses with everything in it's way. For the price I don't know how you can beat it because it cuts every bit as well as some of the knives I have that costt three times as much. You can't go wrong on these.

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    5  Great Purchase, February 18, 2017
    Posted By: Victoria - verified customer

    Purchased as a gift for my brother. He\'s very satisfied! Very quick delivery. Thank you!

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    4  Sharpest Stainless, January 31, 2017
    Posted By: Jeffrey Qiu - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is the sharpest stainless knife I've ever used, but is somewhat high maintenance. Price to performance ratio is off the charts

    Pictures don't do justice to this beautiful knife. The finish is smoky, yet glossy, highlighting the bare SG2 steel polished to a near mirror finish.

    Performance is fantastic, with a thin tapered tip and effective convexing on the lower half of the knife for non-stick (if product is less than half the height of the knife)

    PSA if you're thinking about buying a Takamura

    Required to own (IMHO):
    1. end grain wood or soft plastic cutting board, this is a thin and delicate edge with a VERY acute angle
    2. higher end whetstone capable of cutting SG2

    Cutting Technique: Push cuts and Draw cuts only! Moving the knife when part of the edge is contacting the cutting board (rock chopping and cross chopping) can cause microchipping. The edge is sharp enough to dig into cutting boards, and any sideways/twisting movement can lead to chipping


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    5  Sharpest Knives I've ever seen , January 24, 2017
    Posted By: Euclides Netto - verified customer

    Takamura knives are the shapest knives I've seen, almost too sharp. Some people report them as being chippy but I've never had any problem with them, just use it light hands, these don't need force to cut they are so sharp, just let the knife do the work. At 160 dollars for R2 steel, stainless, these are one of the best deals on the site, I hope the blacksmith start producing 240's.

    Great service from Mark and Sue as always.


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    4  Great Product, January 16, 2017
    Posted By: J.W. - verified customer

    Per recommendation from Mark, I am using this product as my entry into the Japanese knife world. I love the weighting, laser sharp blade, and overall quality that this knife has to offer. I've learned much about Japanese knives in this process and this one is a great example of the craftsmanship they have to offer.

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    5  My 1st Japanese Knife, January 10, 2017
    Posted By: Brian
    2 people found this review helpful

    Retired pro and avid home cook of 25 years. I spent 6 years in the early 90's as a line cook. I learned my basic cooking & prep skills during that foray, and it has been a passion of mine ever since. I typically handle all the cooking for our family of 4, but the wife enjoys cooking as much as I do.

    Upon discovering this site, I researched all I could about forging Japanese knives. The history of Japanese blade smiths, the steel used and its metallurgy, the extensive, exquisite craftsmanship, the knowledge passed on from generation to generation, etc. Grinds, blade shapes, handles, HRC, sharpening, etc. I decided I wanted to try PM steel for my 1st Japanese knife. I'm glad I did.

    EDGE: I've been in to sharpening knives my entire life, but have only recently started using waterstones. I'm inexperienced and terrible still. I have multiple Lansky & Gatco kits, and just picked up a Tormek 10". I ordered the CKTG sharpening service as I'm not ready to tackle this new steel just yet. OOTB, it was razor sharp. After 3 weeks of use, including both holidays where we hosted, I've only had to balsa & leather strop the edge. It is as sharp as when it arrived, ans still shaves arm hair.

    F&F: The fit and finish of this knife is a 10. The best of my collection so far. Since starting my Japanese knife collection with this blade, I have picked up 3 more and the fit and finish of this Takamura is the best of them all. My Masakage Yuki is on par, but has a Wa handle. The Kohetsu AS Western does not have the F&F of this blade as well. I bought a Tojiro to practice with, so that doesn't count.

    Performance: A pure joy to use. Thin & rigid. Great overall and tip grind. Nice and flat for my push chopping style. Finish on the stainless cladding is excellent,as is the overall F&F.

    Value: This knife should cost more. Edge, fit, finish and performance are exceptional. Thanks Mark & Sue.


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    4  Thin, November 25, 2016
    Posted By: Gordon
    3 people found this review helpful

    Thin knife. Thin pointy tip. Light. Good sharpness ootb. I like the handle color for easy identification. Handle fits nicely in my small hands. Good F&F. First time owning R2, sharpened it a couple of times, no major issues. IMO a very good knife at current price of $160. Currently, my primary knife on or off the line.

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    5  Great knife , October 26, 2016
    Posted By: Bright
    3 people found this review helpful

    The knife is absolutely great, i love this knife, recommenced. the edge of blade is really sharp and best quality

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    5  Amazing Laser!, July 11, 2016
    Posted By: Dave
    4 people found this review helpful

    For fine detail work, this is my go to! Mincing garlic, shallots, ginger, and things of the like are fun it's so easy. F&F are great. It's incredibly thin and extremely easy to sharpen. It's one of the top deals on the site at the current price point. Sincerely, if you want a 210 laser, look no further as this is, THE KNIFE. Enjoy.

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    5  Best intro to japanese knife, July 7, 2016
    Posted By: nicholas schubert
    4 people found this review helpful

    If you are looking to ditch your old german knives and start using Japanese knives, this is the first knife to buy. At this price point, there are no better performer than this knife... it's thin, light and goes through almost all ingredients like a hot knife through butter. But beware of really hard ingredients, they can cause microchips on the blade.

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    5  Easy like Sunday, June 28, 2016
    Posted By: Will J
    3 people found this review helpful

    Holy cow. This is my first non-Shun brand gyotu and after just a couple days I can't believe how easy this knife feels. Just perfectly balanced for my pinch grip, and somehow I am so much more precise. Even though it's super thin, it doesn't feel delicate or fragile. I've never been a "fast" chopper, but with this knife I just relax and watch it blaze through ingredients. Makes this amateur home cook feel like a well-practiced chef. Everybody else will tell you how well this knife cuts, but for me the most striking thing was how this fundamentally superior knife felt so familiar and easy to use the first time I picked it up. Easy like Sunday.

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    5  Good steel, April 29, 2016
    Posted By: michael choo
    3 people found this review helpful

    My second go knife, very good steel

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    5  awesome knife, January 14, 2016
    Posted By: Bobby
    6 people found this review helpful

    I've had it for a little over two weeks now and it's an incredible knife. my only problem is that it's developed some weird scratches/marks on it, but the edge is still on point. (no pun intended)

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    5  Awesome, December 23, 2015
    Posted By: Jared
    4 people found this review helpful

    I've had no issue with chipping. This is my first laser n cuts better than any knife I've ever owned..food release isn't great but I guess that's to be expected. Great purchase


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    4  So close to perfection, December 17, 2014
    Posted By: Brad Bertram
    8 people found this review helpful

    This blade is the closest thing to perfection I have used in a kitchen yet. The craftsmanship on this knife is exquisite. The pictures don't do it justice. It is very thin, and extraordinarily light. OotB sharpness was excellent. The stiction on the grind is good, but not superb. Certainly more stiction than my Shuns. Performs quite well on vegetable prep, and cooked meats, but sticks pretty bad on raw meats. Everything about this knife screams solid craftsmanship, save one thing. The steel. I had read that R2 had similar characteristics to SG2, but after having used both I can tell you this is not the case. After 3 shifts of relatively light vegetable prep on poly board, there are already significant signs of microchipping and a noticeable degradation in cutting performance. My SG2 blade holds up for weeks under the same conditions. For the home user, I would absolutely recommend this knife. For the professional, be warned that you are going to have to take it to the stones fairly often.

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    5  Product Review, July 26, 2014
    Posted By: Skyler - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    This knife is a scalpel. Takes the most unreal steep edge due to it's ridiculously hard steel. Thinnest chives in the world, can take apart octopus, slice sushi, anything that you need a fine edge for. Lasting 2 weeks in a high pressure kitchen between sharpening. A good strop/hone brings it right back.

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    5  Product Review, July 12, 2014
    Posted By: Tre - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Very VERY sharp and Thin blade knife is great for everyday use

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    5  Product Review, June 23, 2014
    Posted By: Stefan - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    This knife performs as advertised. Excellent fit and finish and the satisfaction that I supported Takamura-san and his sons. Keep up the excellent craft, Takamura-san!

    My wife exclaimed that the blade just falls through vegetables. If you are looking for a knife that gives you control and feedback, look no further.


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    5  Product Review, June 19, 2014
    Posted By: Jeremy Stull - verified customer
    6 people found this review helpful

    Fantastic knife! I always beat up new knives to see what there made of and I found out this knife is pretty awesome! It is also not hard to sharpen which is good since I sharpen all guys knives add at work so it saves me time.

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    5  Product Review, April 16, 2014
    Posted By: John - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    As other reviewers have stated this knife is insanely thin. The fit and finish is great but some may find the handle is a bit small. I use a pinch grip so this is not a big deal for me. Long story short if I let somebody I work with use this knife they are amazed and begin to rethink what sharp really means.

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    5  Product Review, April 8, 2014
    Posted By: Alex Cabral - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    First off all, this is the thinnest knife i've ever seen, its ridiculous how thin its behind the spine, the shape it self has an aggressive tip and a nice tapper towards it, heck its even thinner than my second moritaka petty which i use for fine details. the blade profile its amazing, i love that even though it's not clad, it has a cool pattern towards the edge, edge OTB is amazing, i did strop it a bit on a 10,000k naniwa after a couple of uses and it has kept amazingly sharp. Fit and finish is unreal for this price. Haven't work it through a whole sharpening cycle, still havent figured out how im going to proceed with this one since its powdered steel, i think i will go mainly through shaptons and finish at 10,000k for a polished edge, i will write down another review when i do so. nevertheless for the price, this knife outperforms all the vg10 i own, it is my second to go knife since i love my aogami super ones, but it's growing a lot on me, I only wish we could get a wa version, and/or a 120mm petty for service, i would not hesitate in get one right away

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    5  Product Review, February 25, 2014
    Posted By: Nicholas Miller - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Lets start with the balance, perfect balance at the bolster.
    Fit and finish is out of this world amazing.

    Sharpness, I did not touch this up or order with CKTG sharpening.
    While doing bruinoise of ginger it was sticking into my board.

    Amazing knife wonderful to work with so far, looking forward to adding this to my rotation of work knifes.


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    5  Product Review, December 18, 2013
    Posted By: Matt - verified customer
    8 people found this review helpful

    Top quality knife with exceptional fit/finish and OTB sharpness. As a chef I have used/owned guytos made by many different manufacturers and this knife stands above them all. Easily the best knife ,at any price, I own.

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