Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda
~ Direct from the Maker from the Recent NYCKS 2014 ~
I have admired Takedas knives for many years. Takeda Smithy was founded in 1920 and moved to Niimi in 1951 to produce hand-forged blades and tools such as kitchen 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). The blades are marked with “AS”, 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
Master Takeda hand forged this Classic Drop Point blade from his famous Aogami Super Steel and passed the completed blade to A. Moriya, this is the traditional way fine Japanese Swords were created for centuries, one master for each craft.
Moriya added the gorgeous, Sambar Stag handle scales and the Nickel Silver Guard. The handle provides a Full Grip ~ generous in size and has wonderful custom contouring.
A very special collaboration knife from these two craftsmen.
Takeda’s Signature is hand stamped into the blade, along with the AS for Aogami Super Steel designation. Expert Differential Heat Treat and the beautiful Lamination Line in the Steel (showing the Hardness gradient of the Razor Sharp Super Steel Edge) is clearly visible on the blade. The blade is hand sharpened to razor like sharpness on increasing grits of Natural Japanese Waterstones.
Moriya also did an amazing job on the thick Custom Leather Belt sheath. It has a thick Welt and the Guard ” Locks ” the knife into place when inserted into the Sheath.
This knife will stand as a legacy to the Skill of these Craftsman for generations. Wet Molded to the knife, the knife locks into place when inserted into the sheath!
This is an exceptional value for one of Takeda’s Forged Blades with a Custom Stag Handle.