This is certainly a fun little knife by Takeda. For all intents and purposes, the kobocho is essentially a mini-santoku with an extra tall profile. With expertly treated Aogami Super at its core, the Takeda AS Stainless kobocho can take and hold an absurdly sharp and highly acute edge. Clad in stainless steel with a kurouchi finish, this knife will be relatively easy to maintain and highly corrosion resistant. Users have a lot of fun making quick work of smaller chopping tasks with this excellent little blade. A 50/50 grind and edge coupled with an ambidextrous stained maple octagonal handle make this suitable for right- or left-handed users.
Brand: Takeda Hamono
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Location: Niimi Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Steel: Aogami Super
Handle: Stained Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Weight: 2.6 ounces
Blade Length: 95mm-110mm
Overall Length: 240 mm (9.5")
Thickness at Heel: 1.5 mm
Blade Height: 44.1 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.
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