Takeda is one of the few smiths that produce hand crafted traditional Japanese patterns with Western double-bevel profiles. This not only makes them accessible to left handed users, but also adds some versatility to the knife that would not be present in a single beveled iteration.
This Takeda AS Stainless Clad Deba wraps softer stainless steel around a wonderfully treated core of Aogami Super carbon steel. This construction marries the ease of maintenance associated with stainless construction with the edge quality of premium carbon steel. The stainless cladding sports a beautiful kurouchi finish which punctuates the unique aesthetic presented by Takedaís knives. A 50/50 compound grind with very tall and steep edge bevels makes these knives tremendous performers. The octagonal rosewood handle is a perfect match for the knifeís character and has the same high level of fit and finish as the blade itself.
Weight: 11.4 ounces
Blade Length: 200 mm (7.875")
Overall Length: 335 mm (13.25")
Thickness at Heel: 7.7 mm
Blade Height: 53.9 mm
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.
5My Favorite Knife, July 8, 2016
Posted By: Chip
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