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Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small
Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm SmallTakeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm SmallTakeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small
Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm SmallTakeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm SmallTakeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small

Takeda Classic Sasanoha 180mm Small

Item #: TakedaAS-Sasanoha180

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Sasanoha literally means 'leaf of bamboo.' This knife has a great shape that is a blend of a traditional yanagiba and a shortened-height gyuto. The blade is similar to Sabatier's iconic French chef knife and is very maneuverable, almost like a tall sujihiki.

Takeda-san only makes a few of these knives each year so they fall out of stock very quickly.

The knife is thin and hard, being made from Aogami super steel with a soft iron cladding. The core steel is hardened to a Rockwell of 61-63 HRC, a nice spot for this fine steel.

The 180mm length blade is light in weight and fast in action. It carries a very fine grind and sharpens to a razor edge. One that will stay true through many cutting sessions.

The Takeda Sasanoha 180mm is a beautiful knife featuring a lovely Hamon line running full length along the blade. The well balanced handle is finely crafted from maple with an ebony ferrule.

  • Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
  • Location: Niimi Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Edge Grind: S Grind 50/50
  • Blade length: 186mm
  • Total length: 320mm
  • Weight: 3.4oz
  • Spine thickness: 2.1mm
  • Blade height: 46mm
  • Handle: Maple Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Ebony

    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.

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  An amazing knife, May 7, 2020
    Posted By: Bill - verified customer

    Iíve been using my new Takeda knife now for a little over a month. I touched it up on an extra fine diamond stone that I have for my chisels and plane blades. It was very sharp right out of the box, but even sharper after a couple of passes on the stone. I really like the very shallow bevel, it makes it easy to feel the bevel against the stone.

    Iím still unleaning technique I used with my old, thicker, and not as wicked sharp knives. It takes almost no pressure to just zip through a chopping board of any veggie. Really nice. The length is very practical and handy.

    With the stay at home orders here in Ohio, I had a small piece of quilted maple and found the time to make a saya for it too.

    Thanks for a great tool that Iíll enjoy using for many years.


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    5  Product Review, July 12, 2013
    Posted By: GRraff - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is an awesome utility / line knife for any cook. It was my first Takeda and it made me a believer. Beautiful. Sharp. Easy to maintain. Great knife.

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