Prized for their unique aesthetic, tall profiles and exceptionally thin, light blades, Takedaís knives have risen to cult status in the Japanese knife world. Mr. Takeda produces these wonderful handcrafted blades from a small workshop in Niimi. Known for his excellent treatment of Aogami Super steel, this line clads the reactive carbon core with softer stainless steel to enhance ease of maintenance. Done with a beautiful kurouchi finish, these knives are certainly unique in appearance and the provenance is quite unmistakable.
The Takeda Stainless Clad Kiritsuke, like most of Takedaís knives, is exceptionally tall. As a result, this knife will feel and perform more like a long bunka. Usually, kiritsukes are known for their aptitude at slicing as well as vegetable work. Because of the height profile here, this knife will be excellent with produce, but wonít be as good for slicing work. The 50/50 grind and edge bevel make this blade suitable for both left and right handed users.
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Blade Length: 235 mm (9.25")
Overall Length: 375 mm (14.75")
Thickness at Heel: 3.0 mm
Blade Height: 57.2 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.
**Please see custom saya page for saya information.
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