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Takeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm Large
Takeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm Large Takeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm LargeTakeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm LargeTakeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm Large
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Takeda Classic Sasanoha 240mm Large

Item #: TakedaAS-Sasanoha240

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $380.00
The largest size in Takedaís Sasanoha line makes a really nice alternative to a gyuto and sujihiki combo. This original and versatile blade is hand forged and shaped by Master blacksmith Shosui Takeda. He is definitely one of our favorite blade makers. His years of practice and study have empowered him with an amazing ability to forge this super steel into a very hard yet compliant blade offering super sharpness and edge retention.

On the road to achieving the "perfect knife steel" there are always compromises to consider. In the case of Hitachiís Aogami Super Steel, there are a few issues to consider. One issue is that it will discolor and take a patina through use as it oxidizes, however this does not effect the performance of the knife. Another consideration is that the hard edge can chip if not treated correctly. This is why it is often, as in this case, wrapped in a softer iron to give it more support. Knives made from AS are primarily made for their superior cutting ability, not for hard and abusive tasks. After all, you probably wouldn't go off-roading in a Lamborghini (we hope). But buy this fantastic knife for the right reasons and you will be rewarded with an instrument of sublime capability and durability.

  • Blacksmith: Takeda san
  • Location: Niimi Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Grind: Even /
  • Handle: Stained Maple Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 5oz
  • Blade length: 241mm
  • Total length: 382mm
  • Spine thickness: 2.35mm
  • Blade height: 46.3mm

    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.

  • Customer Reviews


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      Close to Perfect, September 17, 2015
    Posted By: SeanE - verified customer

    This is my second knife from Takeda and my first in the AS series. As a working professional in a very humid environment the stainless clading is a huge improvement. The knife blade is everything you could ask for in a "laser". The handle on strait, smooth and well sealed. I rate this knife 4 out of 5 because I feel the blade is slightly blade heavy requiring a slightly more liberal pinch grip that with my other knives. This particular blades black hammer finish was not as contrasting as my last one (lucky of the draw with hand forged) but where the metal showed through on the iron clad knife I had to scrub the finish off anyways combating rust so I actually slightly appreciate the heavier coating on this knife.

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      Product Review, October 2, 2013
    Posted By: john - verified customer

    A great knife. I purchased this knife about 2months ago and am completely satisfied. It came sharp out the bow and is very easy to sharepen. Takes an extremely fine edge and is easy to maintain.can't say enough good things about it.

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      Product Review, May 22, 2013
    Posted By: Michael - verified customer

    I was looking at the Takeda Gyuto for quite some time and decided to pick this beauty up instead because of the familiar shape of the knife. Edge retention and sharpness is almost unbelievable. On first use the knife immediately felt like I had been using it for years. Switching from a Tojiro DP 240mm what I thought was 'sharp' now feels like a blunt instrument. Every time I use this knife it puts a huge smile on my face. The price is enough to deter most, but trust me - you will not find a higher quality hand crafted knife for such a good price elsewhere. I have absolutely no regrets purchasing this knife and I'm near certain you will feel the same. My '240m' sasanoha is actually 255m! Could not be happier

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