Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda.
~ Direct from the Maker from the New York Custom Knife Show 2016 ~
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 blades are marked with “AS” 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.
This is an absolutely beautiful Gentleman’s Folder design from Master Takeda with Gorgeous Exterior Mammoth Tusk Ivory on the front scale AND this one opens smoothly using the right hand thumb stud!
Master Takeda hand forged the Stainless Clad Aogami Super Steel blade and left the Forge scale on in the traditional Kuro-uchi style finish. The Lamination Line is visible evidence of the Harder Cutting Edge of the Blade against the Stainless Cladding.
Takeda’s small script Signature is hand stamped into every blade along with the NAS for Stainless Clad Aogami San Mai Super Steel designation on the back side of this blade.
The Blade was Hand Sharpened on increasing grits of natural Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.
Very secure Lock up and smooth release.
The rear Handle Scale is made with Carbon Fiber and the Bolsters are Stainless.
Lightweight Titanium Liners and Stand offs. This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools.
An incredible value for a smooth, beautiful Gentleman’s pocket knife of this quality.