A 3rd generation blacksmith working out of Niimi, Mr. Takeda produces some of the most unique high performance knives on the market. His knives have developed a cult following largely due to the combination of unique aesthetics, excellent treatment of core Aogami Super steel, extremely thin blades with excellent grinds, and tall profiles. This particular line clads the Aogami Super with softer stainless steel which makes this Takeda Stainless petty an excellent performer that requires far less maintenance than iron clad equivalents. This little Takeda is a perfect knife for detail work and smaller peeling tasks. The fit and finish of the handle and blade are excellent and make it very comfortable to hold and maneuver.
Brand: Takeda Hamono
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Location: Niimi Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Steel: Aogami Super
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Weight: 1.8 ounces
Blade Length: 76 mm
Thickness at Heel: 1.7 mm
Blade Height: 22.9 mm
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.
5Very sharp, October 13, 2016
Posted By: Dan - verified customer
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