Hand made iron clad aogami 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.
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.
Mitsuaki Takada set up his own business Takada no Hamano in 2018 after spending many years as a grinder in Sakai specializing in double bevel hamaguri style convex grinding. He worked for many many years at Ashi Hamono and is very skilled at grinding thin double bevel knives with excellent cutting feel.
This is a reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.