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Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium
Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm MediumTakeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium
Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm MediumTakeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium

Takeda Classic Gyuto 240mm Medium

Item #: TakedaAS-Gyuto240

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Takeda Medium 240mm Gyuto Saya
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One of our best selling knives on the site, this Takeda classic 240mm gyuto occupies the sweet spot for many professional and serious amateur chefs. Takeda-san makes his gyutos slightly taller than others of its type. As such, this blade is a perfect tool for those looking for a bit more finger clearance between handle and board.

Itís difficult not to gush about this knife maker and his iconic blades. Shosui Takeda has earned his enviable reputation through years of hard work and study, the net result being a comprehensive line of traditional Japanese knives that are as beautiful to look at as they are rewarding to work with. His forging and hardening methods have taken Aogami Super steel to a level matched by few others. His eye for geometry and grind are likewise sometimes equaled but rarely bettered.

This is one heck of a gyuto! Light and thin. Hard and fast. A knife not to be toyed with. A knife that would and should occupy pride of place in anyoneís roll or block searching for a super sharp, durable, and finely crafted kitchen implement.

Please note that all measurements are approximations! Takeda-san and his helpers make each of these knives by hand, without a template. As a result, every knife is unique and the stats will vary.

**Please see custom saya page for saya information.

  • Blacksmith: Takeda San
  • Location: Niimi Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Handle: Rosewood Octaognal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Size and Height: They vary from knife to knife.
  • Edge Grind: Even 50/50
  • Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 250 mm (9.75")
  • Overall Length: 390 mm (15.25")
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 60.0 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  It's The One With The Heart On It, September 19, 2018
    Posted By: Mike - verified customer

    Service was excellent.......I have the sharpening service added and the knife came sharper than any blade I have ever owned. The staff filled a couple requests I had and the shipping box was well packed and shipping was fast. The knife itself came like some others have mentioned.....a little crooked........I straightened it out with little problem and I expect this is kind of normal with this maker and this size knife. My knife measures a tad over 10 inches in blade length......balance is right on the heart symbol.....it is amazing to use and behold....all knife people need to own at least on Takeda.

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    4  Takeda 240mm classic, April 30, 2018
    Posted By: bruce L. Dotter - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    we have used and like the knife, It may be (perhaps) too long, or at least it is taking some getting used to. I would like it if it were heavier, my wife, however thinks it is "okay". I will order another!


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    5  A pro's dream knife. , June 14, 2017
    Posted By: Doug - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    I am a working professional in a very small VERY high volume kitchen. While I use five different knives throughout the week (Deba, petty, Nakiri, Sujihiki, and gyuto) I generally only have two knives at the ready. A 150mm petty and a gyuto. I ordered this knife because I have wanted one for over a year, and the website said there was 'ONE LEFT!' on payday. In two days I have used the knife to prep for four services, and the only other blade that makes me feel so confident when cutting at a very rapid pace is my Anryu Nakiri. That is saying something. The knife is designed to last a career... literally purposely and thoughtfully designed to last as close to forever as a knife can. It is very tall, and scandi ground with no secondary bevel. This makes it incredibly easy to sharpen or strop, and gives you a lot of steel to sharpen away. The forging is so thin, that you may never have to thin the blade in the entire time you own it, just lay it on the stone and polish it up. The heat treat is very forgiving, as I've seen no chipping on the OE sharpening after two days hard use. That is almost unheard of with heat treats over 60hrc, let alone knives that are scandi ground with no secondary bevel. The negative is that the edge will ding or knick fairly easily, but that can be corrected quickly with a strop. The knife is weighted forward of the pich, which is good, because chopping and push cutting are rewarded techniques. I've found roll cutting, or locomotive rocking to be nearly impossible, because the knife is so sharp and thin that it will stick right into the cutting board... even poly. The profile is a continuous curve which is amazingly effective for wrist hinged chopping techniques as the blade rolls forward naturally as you chop. This knife has a love/hate response from users, and for me it is nothing but hearts, like the kanji says it will be.

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    5  Love it, May 12, 2017
    Posted By: George - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    Wrote a whole review singing its' praises. This site lost it all and sucks balls but awesome knife.

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    5  Everything it is supposed to be., February 14, 2017
    Posted By: Geoff - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I have wanted this knife for a long time to see if it was all it was said to be and it is. I have a knife for every job and every day of the week and I am still impressed. I have konosukes, shibatas, kohetsus, a richmond 240 laser, kudodoris, the list goes on. This thing is a beast. Im a big guy so knuckle clearance is a plus. Food release amazing. I finished sharpened it but otb it was great, nice fit and finish. Don't wait as long as I did add it to your kit now. The shipping was amazing too; two days to florida -Thank you mark for that.

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    5  Beautiful blade, July 25, 2016
    Posted By: Rodrigo Batista - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    Razor sharp OOTB (arm hair test). I believe customers get different results from first time of trying it due to the fact that they're all handmade start to end. Super tall which I find amazing for knuckle clearance and it helps with taking ingredients from chopping board to wherever you want.I heard it has a great edge retention. Not sure if I'm putting this to hard work as I also heard Takeda is not making AS anymore so I might use it every now and then and try to keep this one more as a collector's piece.CKTG services: still didn't find anyone as good with range of specialized cutlery products and customer service as Mark.

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    3  good, but not as good as I had hoped, February 19, 2016
    Posted By: wood - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I have had this knife for a little over 3 years. When I first opened the box, it was fantastic and quite sharp. The spine had a little bit of an arc to it, but the edge was straight. After about 1 month of daily use i got a chip in the blade while cutting cabbage. Mark, being awesome, sent the knife to someone to have a new edge put on it free of charge. I was back in business. The good: the steel is great. It holds an edge well, and doesn't require near the care that my white #1 steel knives require. The finish has worn off some on the left side of the blade from contact with my knuckles, but still not flash rusting. Also vegetables don't stick to the blade, which is a nice thing in my opinion. It is relatively easy to sharpen, not as easy as my white #1 knives, but easier than any stainless knife I've owned. Finish is nice and the handle is great. The shape lends itself well to push or pull cutting, I'd guess I push cut 25% of the time depending of the item. I rarely use a rocking motion, but the curve near the tip is enough to be able to comfortably do so. All that said, my Tojiro Nakiri gets more use and for the price difference I feel like I would not buy this knife again. Without these issues, this knife would be stellar.

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    5  Product Review, July 6, 2014
    Posted By: Joseph - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    I can only describe this knife as a work horse. I recieved my Takeda knife from CKTG about a month ago and I've been using it at the restaurant I work at every day. Nothing compares to how well this knife handles, as well as the edge retention. Even working in a busy restaurant, it's been taking every ingredient I put up against it like a champ. My only mistake was ordering this one as opposed to the stainless variation. I find myself going through a lot more towels during service because of how often I need to wipe the blade dry. Other than that, this knife is one that anyone would be proud to own and use.

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

    best

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    5  Product Review, February 3, 2014
    Posted By: Will Morris - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Comfortable in the hand, super sharp right out of box. Nice light weight, just glides through things.

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    5  Product Review, January 24, 2014
    Posted By: Stevie H. - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    There are pluses and minuses with all products and this is no different. I got the custom handle version of this which cost me $520.Pluses: Very light and very well balanced. Razor sharp. The edge profile is very thin, feels closer to 10 degrees or less than the typical 15 degrees of Japanese knives. Because of its ultra thin profile, it just glides through a cut without much effort. Very easy to sharpen on my 8000 grit ceramic stone.Minuses: The factory edge is kind of rough, perhaps 3000 grit (just guessing, but no big deal.) The edge is exceedingly fragile because of the ultra thin profile. Although its lightness is a plus, it is also a minus. I tried to cut open a spaghetti squash and it failed miserably because it lacked the mass needed to make an deep entry cut when I swung the knife onto the squash. In fact the effort caused noticeable micro-chipping and micro-denting of the leading edge that took me an half hour to fix on a stone. In comparison my Bob Kramer version of Zwilling 10 chef knife was able to make nice entry cuts into the hard squash due to the Kramer/Zwilling's heavier mass. On the other hand, the Kramer/Zwilling has poor slicing performance due to its thicker edge profile. Unlike the Takeda, the Kramer/Zwilling suffered no damage in the process due to its thicker German cutlery like edge profile. So what is giving the Takeda such nice performance is slicing is also a liability when it comes to chopping very hard veggies. But I don't fault the Takeda knife for being fragile because it's a valid tradeoff. I just have to be selective on choosing the right knife for the job. The Kramer/Zwilling for cutting open very hard veggies and the Takeda for more delicate tasks.The rustic kurouchi finish on the Takeda doesn't bother me one bit. Mine comes with a lacquer finish on it to prevent rusting. You can apply a coat of Crazy Glue to the side when it begins to wear away.Great knife!!!

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    5  Product Review, August 25, 2013
    Posted By: Ben S. - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    I have been cooking professionally for over 12 years and I've owned a Global chef knife for quite a while and wanted a serious upgrade. After months of research(everyone on the CKTG forum was extremely helpful. Even Adam Marr gave me his input) I finally decided to go with the Takeda 240mm Gyuto and I could not be happier! Very sharp OOTB. It rusts fairly easily but this is what you should expect from a Aogami Super Steel. I always keep a dry towel and soapy water on my station for this reason and have not had a problem. It sharpens like a dream and has excellent edge retention. I have yet to put this knife to a really fine stone but using what I have(1000 & 4000 shapton gs, leather strop with 0.25 diamond spray and honing steel)has been more than enough to keep this beauty very sharp. I have always used a 210mm chef knnife and was a bit skeptical to jump up in size but it has excellent balance is very light for what looks like a pretty big knife. It has a pretty high profile which I wasn't sure I'd like but now I love it! It is pretty pricey but worth every penny considering it a very worthwhile investment. All in all this is an amazing knife that I will cherish for years to come. Thanks CKTG!

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    5  Product Review, August 6, 2013
    Posted By: GRraff - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    I had two Takedas, but they were smaller knives. The more I used them, the more I became curious about the 240mm Gyuto. The reviews on it were great, but it was so big. I typically like knives with a smaller profile, but I ordered one and gave it a shot. Wow. And I'm glad I did. What a great knife. It is fun to use, takes a great edge, and stays sharp a while. It cuts through tough vegetables like gobo with ease, and I cut a lot of gobo. My only complaint is I don't like cutting potatoes with it. Just feels weird like it sticks a bit in them. All in all, though, I am a huge Takeda fan now.

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    5  Product Review, July 2, 2013
    Posted By: Scott S. - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    What a beautiful knife.

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    5  Product Review, May 14, 2013
    Posted By: Tom G - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    This is just an amazing knife. So light, yet so well constructed and beautifully designed. This knife is all business - the blade geometry and superb Aogami Supersteel combine to produce simply wonderful performance. Enough said.

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    5  Product Review, January 5, 2013
    Posted By: Jonathan Moss - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I always loved my Henkels 4 Star, but this blade puts a whole new perspective on sharpness. I love my new 240mm gyuto. So sharp, the knife is halfway though the onion before I know it. You need to have a whole new respect for blades with these. I may not recommend these for people used to dull muscle building kitchen knives. You need finese skills and a lot of respect to use this one.

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    5  Product Review, December 18, 2012
    Posted By: Happy Valley Chow - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Have used this knife for about 3 months now, almost daily. It's an absolutely beast of a knife. Definitely the best knife I have ever used. It's a great weight, feels very good in the hand, the blade is incredible and holds a very sharp blade. Don't let the price scare you away, this is definitely worth it. I have definitely noticed the knife has increased my speed, accuracy, and my over all knife skills. Instead of spending your money on a set of mediocre knives. Buy, one really really good knife. It's totally worth it!

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    5  Product Review, July 23, 2012
    Posted By: aaron - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    This knife is expensive and needs to be wiped after each use. It is however worth every penny I use it everyday both at home and school. I took a 6000 stone to it out of the box and it was shaving my arm with ease and sticking into my wooden cutting board. I love that this is handmade. Do not buy unless you love the fact that it is handmade and will have imperfections. It has been three months since i sharpened it on a stone but although it is still extremely sharp in comparison to most sharpened knives, it needs a tune up.

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    5  Product Review, July 18, 2012
    Posted By: Anthony Bombaci - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    The bomb. A razor right out of the box. Love the look & feel of this knife.

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    5  Product Review, July 2, 2012
    Posted By: Bryan - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is a fantastic knife with an amazing OOTB edge. I am still unable to use this knife without smiling; it is a complete joy to use. The blade finish is rustic which I love, the handle is great, and sharpening made extremely easy with a large bevel to follow. It is just an astonishing piece of blacksmithing that is worth every penny.

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    2  Product Review, June 5, 2012
    Posted By: Zac Pictor - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I'm a line cook and use my knives every week in a professional kitchen. I've had this knife for over a year. Feels great and looks great! There are some draw backs. I have to sharpen this knife a lot. I'm defiantly not a pro, but I do sharpen with my own stones and have done so for a while. Its hard to get an edge on this knife. The steel rusts almost instantly before your eyes. The spine itself looked a little bent out of the box but the edge was straight. The knife will bend easily with little pressure. I find my self reaching for other blades when it comes to doing anything important. I would love for this to be my go to knife, but that is not the case.

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    4  Product Review, May 18, 2012
    Posted By: Jordan Thompson - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Beautiful blade, incredibly sharp, nice balance and weight. Finish is not perfect out of the box, a blade chip near the tip and i have had to file the hessel of the knife to remove steel burrs and odd angles...minor details but still should not be overlooked by the manufacturer at this price. Shipping was fast, even overseas to Australia. Will order knives from chefknivestogo again. Thanks!

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    5  Product Review, May 18, 2012
    Posted By: Stu Mergler - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    The biggest problem I have with this knive is trying to stop all my chefs wanting to use it all the time. 20 years in the trade and by far the best cooks-knife I have ever worked with!! Easy to sharpen to razor and well weighted. I use the Takeda handheld whetstone maybe once a fortnight. Special (time-out)care to cleaning and drying after each use is essential.

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    5  Product Review, April 17, 2012
    Posted By: teo - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Of all the knives I have owned, this is, hands down, the best. It is very comfortable to hold, it is very light, it glides through food with ease and it is a masterpiece of a blade. If something were to happen to this knife, I would not hesitate to drop another $330 on it again. It would not be long for me to add another Takeda to my arsenal.

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    5  Product Review, March 22, 2012
    Posted By: Roger - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Hi.I simply love this knife!!! Filet fish, meat, cutting up vegetables. Well balanced knife. Bring it on, I'm ready ;-)

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    5  Product Review, February 17, 2012
    Posted By: Karim - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    If you want a chef knife for life, this is the best option. I don't want to use my other knives. Mark responded all my emails very fast (thank you for A+ service)Be prepared to care it like a baby.

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    5  Product Review, January 25, 2012
    Posted By: Beau - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is truly and amazing knife. Light weight, great balance and razor sharp. I would recommend this knife to anyone.

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    5  Product Review, October 18, 2011
    Posted By: PB - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    I love this knife. I posted a video on youtube titled my new 240mm Takeda Gyuto showing how sharp it was out of the box. I took a couple minutes and took it to 1000 and then 6000 grit and then ran it on horse leather with 1 micron and stropped it after each step with regular horse leather. 10 minutes worth of work and it was shaving my arms. I have been using it form a month now and it is still sharp as can be without even touching the blade up. I was worried about how tall the blade is but it really fits nice in my hand and didn't take any getting used to at all.

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    5  Product Review, September 23, 2011
    Posted By: John M - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I purchased the Gyuto, Banno Bunka and Moritaka Petty 130 after considerable discussion with Mark.The Banno and Petty were primarily for my wife as she does not like large/long blades.Excellent service, fantastic products.Comparing these knives to the Henckels four star that we had for 20 years is like comparing a family van to a Ferrari, although I would use a van if I had to.The Gyuto 240 has become my go to knife. A razor out OTB, light and nimble. I have used it for everything from vegtables to meat to bread. Cuts with far less effort and superior results. Well worth the money.

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    4  Product Review, September 4, 2011
    Posted By: Chris (No ChoP!) - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I posted a review several years back, and recently I was asked by a fellow cook, my feelings of the Takeda, and I thought back to my initial review, and thought I should update...The blade is wide, but the knife is light and nimble, none-the-less. Handle fit and finish is perfect (despite many feelings about the epoxy), and has held up for years. I have seen three other 240mm Takeda gyutos and everyone has a different profile, so maybe knowing what you like (belly vs. flat vs. bird beek etc...) would help when ordering from Mark. The korouchi finish has held up nicely. Blade patinas quickly, with nice blue and pink hues. I have noticed an overgrind at the heel, as well as an uneven taper on one side, down the spine. Plus, the no-spring bending still bugs me. I love that this knife can be thinned ridiculously, and holds a very steep edge (literally 1/4 inch + bevels). AS steel can be chippy. As far as carbons go, edge retention is great, especially considering the thin edge ( I would highly recommend wood boards for carbon steels). I have purchased many new knives since this Takeda, yet it remains in the top of my daily rotation. Not sure it deserves a fifth star, but at least a more accurate review...

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    5  Product Review, August 19, 2011
    Posted By: StevieO - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    The Takeda Gyuto is a great knife for the money. It is a pleasure to be using carbon steel once again. The largest chef's knife I can handle is my most useful kitchen knife & CKTG went out of their way to get me the exact length I wanted.The blade is not as brittle as it looks, holds an excellent edge & is a breeze to sharpen. The knife is very well balanced with excellent blade geometry. The handle is very comfortable but could be a tad beefier but it is no biggie since I hold the knife with my thumb & forefinger on the blade. Maintenance is minimal. Clean & wipe dry with an occasional swipe on a ceramic rod. Rust resistance is excellent.A fine companion piece to this knife is the amazing Takeda Honosuki made for CKTG. That one knife is so versatile that it replaced all my other knives from paring to boning & everything in between. It has a much heftier handle & wider blade (it is a boning knife) allowing me to get a good grip & bear down hard or light.Great knives & outstanding customer service at Chef Knives To Go.

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    5  Product Review, July 13, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron M - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Mine arrived from CKTG just a few days ago, and wow, how easy to use. It is quite sharp outr of the box, but its geometry seems to increase its feel of sharpness. I will strop and mirror polish the AS steel in about a month and really get it stupid sharp!! The Takeda blade really makes factory made knives seem inferior, and it wont be the last Takeda I purchase. Extrememly happy. Its a five star knife, and better than my henckels and wustofs by at least 100%

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    5  Product Review, June 30, 2011
    Posted By: Capn Ed - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Just took delivery of this beats in time for a cooking video being held at my house. Although the blade is quite a bit taller than I'm used to, I find it impossible to bang my knuckles on the cutting board. The light weight makes routine cutting tasks fun and very efficient. It is by far the finest edge that I own (compared to various Shun and other carbon knives). Cutting across the grain of your cutting board is important- the edge is so fine that I found the edge cutting into the grain- not so with other knives. The appearance may put some off, but for me it is totally secondary to the stellar performance of the knife. It stands out nicely. There is another Takeda in my future! Last, but not least is Mark's professionalism and CKTG's top notch customer service!

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    5  Product Review, June 22, 2011
    Posted By: Frank - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I got the 240 mm Takeda Gyuto for my birthday earlier this year. I'm a home chef who happens to love good knives. Out of about a dozen German and Japanese chef's knives this has become a favorite. Most of the reasons were listed by the other reviewers (ex. thin, wide, and light blade; an extremely sharp knife that holds its edge; surprisingly comfortable to hold). In a few months of use, I've lightly honed the knife a few times on a smooth ceramic honing rod. This has been enough to bring the knife back to its original sharpness.Given the knife's hardness and thinness, I'm not sure how well it'd hold up to careless use and rough handling. I'll never find out. Mine still looks and cuts as when it was new.

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    4  Product Review, May 24, 2011
    Posted By: Lance - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    The Takeda Gyuto As 240mm is a great knife. It is light and sharp. It has become the knife of choice over the Shun's we have for many of the daily cutting tasks. Liked it so much that we added another Takeda knife (170mm Mioroshi-Bocho) for lighter work.Chef's Knives To Go was quick and efficient with our purchases, providing quality goods in a trustworthy fashion.We recommend the firm as a knife source and highly recommend the Takeda cuttlery products.Lance & Diane

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    4  Product Review, April 21, 2011
    Posted By: Donnie - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Beautiful knife in almost all regards. Would have been a five if it weren't for the disgraceful epoxy mess on the collar. Surely a master blacksmith knows epoxy won't stick to steel. Took me hours of work to carefully and judiciously remove the epoxy to expose the otherwise beautiful wood handle and collar.

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    5  Product Review, April 10, 2011
    Posted By: Joe s. - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is my first Japanese knife and it was worth every penny. Don't waste your money on a big expensive set of German knives, get a hand made Japanese knife and you'll be much happier. It came crazy sharp, but after I ran it over a really good Ohira Suita stone I have from my Razors, this knife could be used for shaving! Not only that, its a joy to sharpen, really easy and takes an incredible edge. Check out the Natural Japanese sharpening stones on this site. They cost more, but worth every penny! I'll be buying 2 more Takeda knives and then getting rid of my Henckels

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    5  Product Review, March 24, 2011
    Posted By: Scott - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I have one word for this knife: BUTTER. That's because everything you cut feels like pushing a butter knife through room temperature butter. Wafer thin, or paper thin slices of anything are now a breeze, even squishy tomatoes, hard crusty bread, and parmesan cheese. It's such a joy to use that I have to stop myself from julienning to threads, or mincing to a puree. If you cook you MUST have this knife...and it's a bargain at that price! Damascus steel for under $200? I thought it was going to be a cheap knock off, but this is the samurai-sword quality stuff. Also, arrived very fast and in perfect condition. Bravo!

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    5  Product Review, February 25, 2011
    Posted By: Dustin - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I have not worked in a kitchen professionally for a long time, but I might still be if I had used a knife of this quality. I love the rustic finish and the fact that function was considered more than fashion (although I find it quite beautiful). The blade is easy to sharpen and stays sharp. The handle feels perfect in my hand, and it makes quick work of everything I have put to it. I am going to get the Banno Bunka next.

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    5  Product Review, February 23, 2011
    Posted By: Jeremy - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This knife is a work of art and I'm so happy I ordered it from CKTG!

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    5  Product Review, January 18, 2011
    Posted By: Andrew Lenahan - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This probably the best knife that i have ever own. It is very sharp and has held it edge very well. It also has great weight to it. I'd recommend this knife or any other by him to anyone looking for a great knife that will never let them down. I look forward to purchasing more of his knifes in the future.

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    4  Product Review, January 18, 2011
    Posted By: chris - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I have owned this knife for some time now, and have mixed feelings, although mostly positive. I love the wide blade, its versatile like a cleaver, but not so wide I cannot manipulate the food with my fingers. I like the finish of the handle, although I wish it were a little larger. The metal is super susceptible to rust, almost immediate with acidic product. The metal also seems a little soft. If you bend it, it will not snap back. Also, I find myself having to sharpen this knife more than most of my other knives, but maybe its because it is a go-to....

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    5  Product Review, January 5, 2011
    Posted By: Jack Reynolds - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    Beautiful knife, obviously hand made.SCARY SHARP.Not for chopping or rocking the blade to chop vegetables - the edge is somewhat brittle. Perfect for slicing and dicing. If you are willing to spend the money you will be impressed. I will buy another one with a heavier blade the next time my wife lets me splurge.

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    5  Product Review, December 2, 2010
    Posted By: Daniel - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    I'm never buying another kitchen knife unless it is Japanese made. The Takeda knife is a work of art. Beautifully crafted, near perfect balance and weight, the handle is perfect. The ordering process was painless and quick. I would recommend the Takeda knives to any cooking enthusiast or for someone who loves thier kitchen toys. If you want quality, you need to slash the cash. I will be buying more.

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    5  Product Review, November 30, 2010
    Posted By: Doug Morton - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    It is difficult to express properly the overall quality of the Takeda Gyuto AS 240. It more than excels in all relevant aspects. I have been quite happy with my selection of Shun thinking that was about good as it gets. Quite wrong! As noted by numerous reviews the Takeda Gyuto is a marvelous addition to ones kitchen. It more than lives up to its outstanding reputation. Other reviews have extolled the sharpness and duration of sharpness - I can only concur. Although expecting the lightness - it was greater than expected - extra thin slicing is a breeze. I think my appreciation for the extraordinary quality of the Gyuto is my ordering three other Takeda knives - all other Takedas are likewise supreme - probably will order a couple more.

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    5  Product Review, September 26, 2010
    Posted By: Robert Klemm - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    HANDS DOWN... of all the knives (that I own) THIS IS MY FAVORITE!! Nice knuckle clearance, can get wicked sharp, thin and super light!

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    5  Product Review, September 5, 2010
    Posted By: Nathan - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Amazing knife.

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    5  Product Review, August 27, 2010
    Posted By: Emanuel Holder - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is a great knife! Because of its geometry, it's sharper than most knives out of the box. Once you've sharpened it, the edged is nothing short of incredible. Very easy to sharpen: the bevel is already pre-set for you. It does require just a little more care than a stainless, but it is so worth it.

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    5  Product Review, August 24, 2010
    Posted By: EZ - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Just received my knife today, very exciting!This thing is a work of art. Also it's a featherweight especially given it's size. Ordered with ease, knife arrived promptly and professionally packaged. This was my first purchase through this site and will definitely be making more purchases in the future.

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    3  Product Review, August 11, 2010
    Posted By: Roger Sutton - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    The Takeda Gyuto AS 240mm is an awesome knife. I like the wide blade that gives plenty of room for fingers and its also great for scooping up diced veggies. It is both super light and amazingly sharpe.

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