Takeda knives are renowned for their superbly treated core of Aogami Super steel. Their very tall blades emphasize how incredibly thin and light the knife is, especially for a hand forged blade. The AS inner core is covered with a softer stainless steel in the san-mai style of cladding. This means that the cutting edge and spine are left exposed, so please take care in keeping these parts of the blade clean and dry when not in use.
The kurouchi finish on these knives is completely unique in aesthetic presentation and, along with the distinct patterns and profiles, makes Takeda knives absolutely unmistakable. Takeda puts some very acute edge bevels on his knives which is made possible by the wonderfully treated steel at the core.
Considering the dimensions of this gyuto, it is an amazingly light and dexterous knife. For a 210mm gyuto, this knife is a true featherweight, especially considering the ultra-tall profile of this knife, and the associated amount of steel that is required to create it. These dimensions translate into a knife of great prowess and abilities on the board. It is super thin at the tip and can tackle almost any ingredient with a huge amount of control and ease.
We are making a limited number of these outstanding blades available with some great looking custom handles made by our favorite woodworkers. We will change the pictures and specifications to illustrate the currently available combination.
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