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Takeda Vintage Blue Super Limited Yanagiba 360mm Ho Wood Handle (No.2)

Takeda Vintage Blue Super Limited Yanagiba 360mm Ho Wood Handle (No.2)


Regular price $960.00 USD
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Forged by Shosui Takeda of Takeda Hamono, in Okayama Japan. This vintage Yanagiba was forged in 2008 in memory of an old mate of Takeda’s from Germany. In 2015, we visited Takeda’s workshop and stumbled upon this knife and 14 other knives, but all were in pretty bad condition from years of sitting around in the workshop not being taken care of. After asking, Takeda allowed us to re-finish this Yanagiba, so we took it to the finest sharpener in all of Sakai. The Yanagiba, made of super blue steel by Takeda’s expert hand, was so hard that it took the Sakai sharpener 6 hours to re-sharpen and refinish it, when it typically only takes around 2 hours. The vintage Yanagiba was re-finished in a Ho wood octagonal and buffalo horn ferrule, protected by a custom-made Saya, and stored in an authentic Japanese Kiri wood box – perfection! This vintage Yanagiba is one of 15 that were unsold from this order, and we will be restoring all of them, each with a unique serial number of 1-15. Serial number “1” knife has been reserved for Tosho Knife Arts in Toronto, Canada, and the serial number “2” knife is reserved for Ai and Om knives located in Vancouver, Canada. Only these two Yanagibas are Right-Handed and use super blue steel.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Takeda 武田刃物工場
Smith: Shosui Takeda 武田 松水
Producing Area: Niimi-Okayama/ Japan
Profile: Yanagiba
Size: 360mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Come with Saya & Kiri Box
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Date of manufacture: 2008
Update: March 20, 2023

*Measurement and photos are from sample I picked up randomly, please understand that each item(s) has unique profile and colur because of handmade and natural materials.

*Please understand that we are supplying as wholesale and selling it at the website at the same time. If you purchase item(s) after supplied to the retail shop, this might be out of stock.

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