Takeda – Japanese Work Knife – Kogatana


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Naked Tang
Blade Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Blade Length: 3  3/16″
OAL: 7  3/16


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Shosui Takeda Blacksmith

  Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda

   Just Received ~ 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. These New blades (Stainless Clad) are 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.

A new model of a traditional Japanese working knife that Takeda introduced last year.  This knife is an Integral that was hand forged by Master Takeda with a San Mai Center of his new Stainless Clad Aogami Super Steel.   

This Full Tang knife has a handle that is just wide enough to fill the palm.   

Takeda’s Signature is hand stamped into every blade along with the NEW NAS for Stainless Clad Aogami Super Steel designation. 

The Hamon is clearly visible and the blade is hand sharpened on increasing grits of Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.

 This knife comes complete with a colorful presentation box.   

This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools with a rich history. 

Takeda produces a number of these models so there may be some slight variation in blade finish, handle material grain, or presentation box. 

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in