This sasanoha by Takeda is an excellent choice for those that enjoy the aesthetics, construction and steel used by Takeda but prefer a gyuto style knife with a little less height.
Like all of Mr. Takedas knives that we offer, this blade is constructed with an Aogami Super core which can take and hold a highly refined and very acute edge. As the name implies, the Takeda Stainless Clad series wraps the core Aogami steel with softer layers of stainless steel to provide a great combination of fine grain carbon steel performance with the ease of maintenance associated with stainless construction. This knife is made with a 50/50 compound grind and a very tall, acute edge bevel. Takeda knives are known for their incredible thinness and light weight along with an iconic aesthetic and unique Kurouchi finish. We are very pleased to carry these tremendous handcrafted blades on our site. Please note these now come with maple octagonal handles. The pictures have been updated to show what they look like. They're very similar to the old ones.
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
Weight: 4.3 ounces
Blade Length: 220 mm (They Vary)
Thickness at Heel: 2 mm (They Vary
Blade Height: 49mm TThey Vary)
Please note 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.
5Excellent knife, January 28, 2019
Posted By: todd - verified customer
Wonderful handling and balance. Extra sharp out of the box. Love the diagonal handle. Depth was just what my hand needed. It is a little short though. I would have liked another centimeter, but I can really get by without it. My son has the next size up and I find it too big. BUT..... after a few weeks my knife is really close to perfect for me. Great job!!!!!
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