Shosui Takeda Blacksmith
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer with Shosui Takeda.
Direct from the BLADE show 2011.
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.
On this knife Mastersmith Takeda forged the blade and then well known Master Masao Takahashi placed the Sambar Stag handles and Guard on the knife. A very special collaboration knife from these two craftsmen.
Takahashi also made the fine leather sheath.