Here is an excellent new addition to Takeda Hamono's knives. They are now making stainless clad knives with an aogami super
steel core for added protection and easy maintenance. Takeda Hamono is a small Blacksmith shop, founded in 1920. Shosui Takeda's father moved the business to Niimi in 1951 and produced hand-forged blades and tools such as kitchen knives, hoes, hatchets, etc. Master blacksmith Shosui Takeda has succeeded in forging blades from the high quality carbon steel, Aogami Super
Steel (AS) and they are iconic blades that have sold all over the world to knife enthusiasts and professionals that seek a high performance cutting tool. The blades consist of "AS", forged in its entirety by hand, as it has been done for generations. Each blade holds its edge extraordinarily well and resharpens easily. All his knives have 50/50 edges and octagonal handles so they are good for either right handed or left handed users.
Brand: Takeda Hamono
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Location: Niimi Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Steel: Aogami Super
Handle: Custom Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Custom Maple Octagonal
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Blade - 205mm. Each one is a little different
Thickness - 3.00mm
Overall Length - 345mm
Weight - 12.5oz / 358g
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.