Takeda Hamono has been hand crafting knives and tools for nearly a century. Considered benchmark knives by many, Takedas are known for their superbly treated core of Aogami Super
steel, very tall blades and for how improbably thin and light the knife is for a hand forged product. Indeed, the kurouchi finish on these knives is completely unique in aesthetic presentation and, along with Takeda’s distinct patterns and profiles, makes these knives absolutely unmistakable with a singular character.
In this series, Takeda has clad the AS core with softer stainless steel to enhance ease of maintenance, reduce reactivity, and generally provide a more user friendly knife without sacrificing any performance. While the stat line of this 210mm gyuto
doesn’t indicate that this knife is a true featherweight, when one considers the ultra-tall profile of this knife, and the associated amount of steel that is required to create it, one realizes just how incredibly light the knife actually is for its proportions. Takeda puts some seriously acute edge bevels on this knife which is made possible by the wonderful steel at the core. If you are looking for a thin, tall knife with unmistakable character that is easy to maintain and exhibits exceptional performance in a 210 package, then you need look no further than the Takeda AS Stainless Clad gyuto.
Brand: Takeda Hamono
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Location: Niimi Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Steel: Aogami Super
Handle: Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Blade length: 216mm
Total length: 353mm
Spine thickness at base: 2.29mm
Blade height: 62.04mm
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.