Takeda Hamano was established in 1920 in Niimi, Japan. Shosui Takeda is the third generation blacksmith who now runs the company with his family and a cadre of skilled artisans. He is one of the most talented blade makers that we work with. His skill and knowledge of the Aogami Super
alloy is renowned. His knives, all forged and shaped by hand and eye, are revered by countless knife aficionados.
(he calls it a yanagi) is his answer to the classic one sided yanagiba
. Capable of shaving the finest slice from a piece of protein, cooked or raw, this thin blade performs like a scalpel. The rustic and tough kurouchi finish allows for easy food release, which is especially important when slicing raw meats and fish.
This is a fine instrument deserving of fine treatment. It must be kept clean and very dry. Keep its edge away from anything hard. Give it this love and it will love you back with each and every slice you make.
Blacksmith: Takeda san
Location: Niimi Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Stainled Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Blade Length: 240mm
Blade Height: 37mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
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.