Mr. Okada is one of our close friends and he has made a unique knife as attached. He is located in Echizen and works at the Takefu Village Cooperative factory. He is originally a blacksmith of gardening tools such as sickle, hedge shears but he is expanding his offerings to include kitchen knives.
His idea is, instead of making similar knives to other knife blacksmiths, he wants to make something unique as per attached photos. Tako means Octopus in Japanese and this is a double-edged sujihiki that is excellent at carving and cutting tough things like Octopus. The swoop of the blade is reminiscent of a sword. He achieves this effect in the same way as swordmakers do, by quenching the blade in water. The knife now comes with a nice upgraded rosewood octagonal handle (as of 9-17-2019)
Maker: Okada San
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: White #2
Edge Grind: Even
Blade Length: 261mm
Overall Length: 415mm
Spine Thickness: 3.3mm
Blade Height: 28mm
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal as of 9/17/2019
Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
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