Takeda Bunka NAS 180mm
Blacksmith: Shosui Takeda
Steel: Aogami Super
Neck: Maple Wood and Ebony Ring
Blade length: 180mm
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Additional Information :
Here is a great addition to the Takeda Hamono knives. They now manufacture knives coated with stainless steel with a cutting edge in Aogami Super steel for increased protection and easy maintenance. Takeda Hamono is a small blacksmith shop founded in 1920. Shosui Takeda's father moved his business to Niimi in 1951 and made hand-forged blades and tools such as kitchen knives, hoes, axes, etc. Master blacksmith Shosui Takeda has successfully forged high quality Aogami Super carbon steel blades. These are iconic blades that have been sold worldwide to knife enthusiasts and professionals looking for high performance cutting tools. The blades are made of "AS", completely forged by hand, as has been done for generations.
With his two workers, he has been making the same style of kitchen knives for decades. Takeda san worked to perfect one of the most difficult steels forging for a blacksmith. Hitachi Blue Super steel has one of the best cutting retention of all steels. Takeda is considered one of the few knife manufacturers to master this material and continues to progress.