Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda.
Direct from the Maker from the NYCKS 2014
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 Stag Gentleman’s Slip Joint from Master Takeda AND this one can be opened One Handed!
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.
This Knife is opened One Handed using the Unique Thumb Ramp ~ as the blade glides open, there is a Firm Half Stop in the middle.
When Open, the Thumb Ramp rides on top of the Blade.
Takeda’s small script Signature is hand stamped into every blade along with the AAS for Stainless Aogami Super Steel designation. The Blade was Hand Sharpened on increasing grits of natural Japanese Waterstones by Takeda to a laser sharp edge.
The Handle Scales are Gorgeous Aged Amber Stag and the Bolsters are Japanese Mokume (a traditional Forged Blend of Copper, Stainless, Brass).
This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools with a rich history.
An incredible value for a smooth, beautiful Gentlemans pocket knife of this quality.