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Takeda Classic Banno Petit 140mm
Takeda Classic Banno Petit 140mm
Takeda Classic Banno Petit 140mm

Takeda Classic Banno Petit 140mm

Item #: TakedaClassicBanno140mm

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Shosui Takeda is a third-generation master blacksmith who was born and raised in Niimi, Okayama in Japan. After Shosui graduated from university he went to work in Tokyo. He later returned to his hometown of Niimi to succeed his father as Master Blacksmith for Takeda Hamono. Since 1985 he has strived and studied to produce the very best hand-forged blades and tools. We believe his hard work has paid off. The Classic Banno Petit falls in the middle of petty knife sizes, which usually range from 120mm to 160mm. These knives are made completely by hand and use Aogami Super Steel as their center core. The blade is then clad with a softer carbon steel with a rustic yet beautiful kurouchi finish. Even though this is a mid size blade there is nothing mid weight about it. This is an extremely light knife. Which combined with itís super thin geometry make for a fast and precise cutter that might just become your go-to blade for all but the largest jobs around the kitchen. The Takeda Classic Petit, like the other knives in the line, takes an edge easily and maintains it through the longest sessions. Highly recommended!

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.

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5  Product Review, April 25, 2014
Posted By: Leo Barr - verified customer

Almost weightless!
These are easy to sharpen since the blade road angle is to the very edge this makes for a good thin geometry and will allow people with low sharpening skills to sharpen them.
There is something almost organic about such a knife as compared to mass produced knives . Well worth the money!


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5  Product Review, November 8, 2012
Posted By: Gary M - verified customer

Unbelievable knife, thin, ultra light, and the sharpest I've ever used. Takeda falls through green peppers, tomatoes, even yams. For prep of vegetables, fruits you can not do better then these knives. And a pleasure to use.

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5  Product Review, May 18, 2012
Posted By: Stu Mergler - verified customer

This is a great small utility knife for Vegetable Preperation. Being a busy chef I use it everyday. I use the Takeda handheld sharpening stone on it maybe once a fortnight(do not use a steel)for maybe 10 minutes.I have had it for over a year and it is still razor sharp and a pleasure to use. Can be a issue with the carbon oxidation if not cleaned and thoroughly dried after each use. Awsome knive!!

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5  Product Review, November 16, 2011
Posted By: Tom Hyde - verified customer

Becomming my favorite knife. Does just about everything on a small scale. It is so sharp that it keeps sticking in my mable cutting board.

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5  Product Review, May 1, 2011
Posted By: Joe S. - verified customer

This is the Takeda Knife that convinced my wife that I wasn't silly for buying expensive knives. She can't put it down and uses it for everything. Perfect for fruits and vegetables and all around small knife work. It is a must for your Takeda collection. I initially wanted a really short one (10cm or less), but 13-15 cm is perfect for this knife.

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5  Product Review, December 3, 2010
Posted By: Doug Morton - verified customer

Like all Takeda knives the Banno Petit is simply outstanding. The workmanship is elegant in its simplicity. As starters it is fantastically light - 2oz - and comes razor sharp. It is a favorite for smaller jobs.

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5  Product Review, November 15, 2009
Posted By: RobinW - verified customer

Ahhhh, it cuts like a dream. Freshly sharpened the edge is fantastic.
Light as a feather and very nimble.
Blade is very thin and flexes a little.
Kuro-Uchi might not be for everyone but is said to contain the soul of hte knife.


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