Takeda AS Sasanoha Small 180mm. 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.