Hand made iron clad sHirota I 2 in Sakai Osaka Japan, forged at Shiraki Hamono by the super talented young smith Nakagawa-san and hand ground and finish sharpened at the Takada no Hamono workshop.
Mitsuaki Takada has spent many years as a grinder in Sakai and specializes in double bevel hamaguri style convex grinding. He worked for Ashi Hamono for many years, and is very skilled at grinding thin double bevel knives with excellent cutting feel.
Takada no Hamono opened in 2018, in the old style of a small wood frame house converted to a workshop, there are dozens of atelier like this in Sakai but Mitsuaki’s is the first of it’s kind to be opened in many, many decades.
Fine cutting with excellent edge life and edge formation, these represent an exciting new generation of Sakai craftsmen putting out top quality work. We are super excited to be working with Takada no Hamono.
These knifes come from the maker with lacquer on the blade for corrosion protection during shipping. It can be removed using acetone or lacquer thinner (follow manufacturers instructions for use).
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