Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda.
Direct from the Maker at from the ECCKS 2012
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
On this knife Master Bladesmith Takeda hand forged the Aogami Super Steel blade into a rare Clip Point blade shape reminescent of the well known Marbles Woodcraft blade style. I have seen very few of Takeda’s knives with this special blade shape!
Takeda passes the blade to well known Master Masao Takahashi who added the Presentation Grade Maple Burl handle with Green Maple Burl and Red Spacers just behind the Stainless Guard to the knife. A very special collaboration knife from these two craftsmen.
Takeda’s Signature is Hand Stamped into every blade. The Hamon is clearly visible, the blade is Hand Sharpened to Razor Sharpness on increasing grits of Natural Japanese Water Stones.
Takahashi also made the fine Leather Dangler sheath (my favorite kind of sheath). The Metal Belt Dangler Belt Loop is attached to the Back and can also be removed for RH Belt carry.
If requested, I will also add a Leather Thong to match the Sheath at no charge.
A super package by two Great Craftsman.