We are honored to be distributors of the Takeda brand of knives. Shosui Takeda is a third generation blacksmith and is one of the most talented blade makers that we represent. Takeda-san and his family handcraft their world renowned blades out of their workshop in Niimi, Japan.
The blade is carefully and painstakingly hand forged and tempered out of Aogami Super Steel. This process is undertaken entirely by eye so each and every blade is uniquely different.
This Kogatana is a very versatile little knife. You can use it as an all purpose paring knife, box cutter, utility knife, fishing knife or for crafts and cutting paper. It is light and small and can easily fit in your knife tackle box, glove compartment or knife bag. This is what knife enjoyment and appreciation are all about. A little jem.
Please know 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.