Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda
~ Direct from the Maker ~
I have admired Shosui Takedas knives for many years. The Takeda Smithy was founded in 1920 and moved to Niimi in 1951. They produce hand-forged blades and tools such as kitchen knives, hunting knives, hoes, hatchets, etc. A third generation master blacksmith, Shosui Takeda specializes in hand forging blades from the highest quality carbon steel, Aogami Super Steel (AS), which has added Vanadium. The New Stainless Clad blades are now marked with “NAS” and Takeda’s Signature, all forged entirely by hand, as it has been done for generations. Each blade holds its edge extraordinarily well and resharpens easily.
Direct from the Maker ~ Over a Year since I had this Model
Direct from Master Takeda – the most often used knife in any kitchen, in American this might be termed a Larger Paring knife but in Japan it is called a Petit (pronounced Petty ) in a Kuro-Uchi style finish. Perfect for all types of push cutting or slicing, this is one of those blades you will love to use again and again.
Master Takeda hand forged the Aogami Super Steel blade which is approx 5″ long (13 – 15 cm). The blade of the Petit is Forged thin for amazing cutting and slicing ability.
Takeda’s Signature is hand stamped into every blade along with the NAS for his new Stainless Clad ~ San Mai – Aogami Super Steel designation. The Hamon is clearly visible and the blade hand sharpened on increasing grits of natural Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.
Takeda passes his blades to another Master who completed the traditional Japanese handling process. This is the way that Japanese Swords and knives have been made for centuries. The Natural Hardwood handle is custom contoured in an Octagon pattern.
The Nakago (or Tang) is sealed with a Natural Waterproof Resin.
Takeda’s Signature is hand stamped into every blade along with the AS for Aogami Super Steel designation. The Lamination Line is clearly visible and the blade was hand sharpened on increasing grits of natural Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.
This knife comes complete in a Presentation Box from Takeda .
This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools with a rich history.
An incredible value for a Hand Forged Blade of this size and quality.
Takeda produces a number of these models so there may be some slight variation in blade finish, handle material grain, or presentation box.