Hailing from Niimi, Japan, Takeda is a distinguished blacksmith renowned for his knife-making craftsmanship. His Gyuto
-style knife serves as an optimal choice for those who appreciate the unique aesthetic, construction, and steel choice characteristic of Takeda's creations, but desire a knife that's slightly less tall.
All of Takeda's knives that we showcase, including this one, are crafted with an Aogami Super
core, which is known for its ability to achieve a supremely refined, sharp edge. True to its name, the Takeda Stainless Clad series layers the core Aogami steel with softer stainless steel strata, merging the performance of fine-grain carbon steel with the convenience of stainless steel maintenance. This knife features a 50/50 compound grind and a tall, sharp edge bevel.
Takeda knives set a benchmark with their extraordinary thinness, lightweight, and the trademark aesthetic, complete with a distinctive Kurouchi finish. We take pride in offering these handcrafted, exceptional blades on our website.
Below are the detailed specifications of this knife:
Brand: Takeda Hamono
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Origin: Niimi, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Material: Aogami Super
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Weight: 4 ounces / 116g
Blade Length: 190mm
Thickness at Heel: 2 mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Specs may vary from knife to knife