Takeda Hamono has been founded more than 80 years ago, and moved to the Niimi City, Okayama Japan Province in 1951. After Visiting Takeda homono factory in my last trip I found he has amazing personality with stunning products. of course waiting period is very long to get his products but i think it's worth waiting.
The current company representative, Shosui Takeda, belongs to the third generation of the family.
The blades are manually forged and made from Super Blue Steel - that keeps the cutting line for a long period and, also, easy to sharpen.