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.
After spending many years as a grinder in Sakai, Mitsuaki Takada set up his own Sakai-based business, Takada no Hamano, in 2018, 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.
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.