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. 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.
Direct from the Maker
This is a traditional Seiryu Japanese Hunting knife in the Kuro-Uchi style finish. However, Master Takeda has added several unique enhancements to this example so that is a rare configuration!
Takeda crafted the NEW Hand Forged – Stainless Clad Aogami Super Steel blade in the Loveless Style, Wide Blade Drop Point profile. Takeda then passed the blade to another Master (M. Moriya) who completed the Wonderful Sambar Stag handling process. This is the way that Japanese Swords and knives have been made for centuries.
The Sambar Stag handle is a Single Piece with Incredible Gnarly Character all the way around (this Quality of Stag is all but gone from today’s Market). The handle was taken from the Stag Antler starting just above the Rosencrans that connects the Antler to the Skull so it has a Natural Wide Curve that fills the Grip nicely!
Takeda’s Signature along with the New NAS Symbol (indicating this is the new Stainless Clad Super Steel) is hand stamped into every blade. The Lamination Line is clearly visible and the blade has been hand sharpened on Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.
A beautiful Blade that blends the Traditional and the Modern, with the Forged Super Steel Blade and the Nickel Silver Guard and Drop Point Profile.
This knife comes complete with a snug fitting, thick Vegetable Tanned Right Hand Leather belt sheath.
This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools with a rich history.