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Takada no Hamono 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto Aogami 1 Suminagashi Ebony Octagonal

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This Aogami #1 series is handforged at Shiraki Hamono by the super talented blacksmith Satoshi Nakagawa and hand ground and finish sharpened by Mitsuaki Takada at the Takada no Hamono workshop.

They have fine cutting feel with excellent edge life and edge formation, and represent an exciting new generation of Sakai craftsmen putting out top quality work. We are super excited to be working with Takada no Hamono.

Takada-san 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. Their thinness makes it important to avoid misuse such as scraping, twisting and using on hard objects like bones, frozen foods and dense vegetables.

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.

This is a reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required. Please keep clean and dry when not in use to avoid corrosion. It will develop a dark patina with regular usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive. Avoid hard cutting surfaces such as bamboo.

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).

Enter "Please remove lacquer" in the +Special Instructions on the Cart page if you would like to have this lacquer removed prior to shipping. This could delay shipping by up to 5 days.

Brand: Takada no Hamono
Smith: Nakagawa-san
Producing Area: Sakai Osaka Japan
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Aogami 1
Handle: Ebony Octagonal With Buffalo Horn
Total Length: 388mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Handle to Tip Length: 244mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Edge Length: 228mm
Thickness: 2.9mm
Weight: 197g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous 
Sharpener: Mitsuaki Takada
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Takada no Hamono 240mm Kiritsuke...

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