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Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm
Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm
Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm

Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm

Item #: Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm
Our Price: $330.00
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We really love Kiritsukes. They are such a great looking blade with their almost sword like appearance. So we asked Takeda-san to make one exclusively for us. He said yes...and so here it is! The Takeda Classic Kiritsuke 240mm is a blade that straddles traditions. The ‘proper’ Kiritsuki is a single bevel knife that features a very flat edge profile and characteristic diamond shaped point. The Takeda Kiritsuke knife is a double bevel grind with a kiritsuke geometry and thus is more correctly named a Kiritsuke Gyuoto. Japanese traditional Kiritsukes are held in high esteem. And as such are only used by the most skilled of chefs. It is an honor to be able to wield such a blade. Takeda constructs this awesome knife out of Aogami Blue Super steel. A carbon alloy with added Vanadium and Tungsten. Result. A hard, sharp and quick feeling edge and blade. The AS steel core is reinforced with a layer of softer carbon steel. Finished kuouchi style. And if ever a knife deserved that rustic and tough look it’s this one! As each Takeda knife is made a little differently from the next, these are estimated specs.

  • Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 235 mm (9.25")
  • Overall Length: 375 mm (14.75")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.0 mm
  • Blade Height: 57.2 mm

    ** If you are buying a saya: The specifications of Takeda knives can vary so we prefer to fit the saya to the knife at the time you purchase the knife. We may need to make the saya to fit the knife. This will delay shipping 7-10 days. We will contact you if this is necessary.

  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 5
    By:  Thiago Guimaraes
    All in all,I love the knife. Cuts fantastically. Looks amazing (i almost don’t want polished knives anymore…almost).

    It was super sharp out of the box,able to give my arm a nice smooth shave (hey,you gotta test it!). After using it for preping two 6-person meals it was still cutting tomatoes effortlessly. As a test,I stropped in on cardboard a few times and it was back to shaving sharp. No joke there when people say AS steel is the champion of edge-holding.

    The octagonal handle feels great,really filling my hand with no awkward pressure spots and no slipping. I also felt no need to round the spine or choil. The knife is obviously a little blade heavy,with the balance point right between where AS and the little heart are engraved.

    Each Takeda knide is hand made,so measurements will vary. Here’s a ballpark:

    Thickness of spine at the handle: 3mm

    Thickness of spine where angle begins 1mm

    Choil height:34mm

    Blade height at choil: 52mm

    Blade height at angle: 42mm

    Somebody wanting to try some carbon japanese knives (don’t forget your tsubaki oil) should definitely think about a kiritsuke-shaped gyuto,as it’s really an opportunity to try something new without straying to far. A regular gyuto would be great for many reasons,but a kiritsuke-shaped gyuto is great for all of those reason +1!

    Mark,the guy who runs the site,was super responsive over email and even handpicked the knife for me. Don’t hesitate to contact him. Shipping was fast. With "ground" it NY in arrived in 2 days.

    Also note that this knife was specially made for ChefKnivesToGo. There are only a handfull in the world.
    By:  Cody
    Las Vegas,NV
    Great knife,suprisingly light... and excellent edge retention. I would recommend this knife to any professional or basically any type of cook out there.
    By:  Bill Figueroa
    Scary sharp out the box,and surprisingly lighter than I expected. The flat profile lends itself to push cutting as opposed to the Western style rockers,but this knife is seriously a joy to use and reduces by prep time with better results.
    By:  Darby party
    Portland OR
    had this beautiful work of art for like 4 months now and all I can say is Wowee!!! Use it every day and still can go from dicing carrots to chive or basil without having to hone it. I can honestly say this knife is the best I have ever used,worth it’s weight in gold and every penny I spent on it. Hope to get more knives from Takeda in the future and too order them through chef knives Togo.
    By:  Scott
    Knife is beautifully weighted,super sharp and a pleasure to work with.

    I brought CKTG the saya to suit which completed this superb knife.

    Mark from CKTG personal service was outstanding and very helpful.

    Product was shipped and received super fast.

    AAA1 product & service - will not be my last Takeda or CFTG purchase.

    Now what else needs to be cut up.

    Love it.


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