Takeda AS Sasanoha Large 240mm. Sasanoha means 'leaf of bamboo'. This knife has a great shape that is much shorter than Takeda's standard gyuto. The blade is similar to Sabatier's iconic french chef knife and is very manuverable, almost like a tall suji. The knife is thin, hard and made of aogami super steel. Handle is made from rosewood with ebony ferrule.
I was looking at the Takeda Gyuto for quite some time and decided to pick this beauty up instead because of the familiar shape of the knife. Edge retention and sharpness is almost unbelievable. On first use the knife immediately felt like I had been using it for years. Switching from a Tojiro DP 240mm what I thought was ’sharp’ now feels like a blunt instrument. Every time I use this knife it puts a huge smile on my face. The price is enough to deter most,but trust me - you will not find a higher quality hand crafted knife for such a good price elsewhere. I have absolutely no regrets purchasing this knife and I’m near certain you will feel the same. My ’240m’ sasanoha is actually 255m! Could not be happier
A great knife. I purchased this knife about 2months ago and am completely satisfied. It came sharp out the bow and is very easy to sharepen. Takes an extremely fine edge and is easy to maintain.can’t say enough good things about it.