Takamura is a small knife shop located in Echizen City, Japan run by third generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the business from his father. One of the first knife makers to begin using R2 steel which has been steadily gaining a reputation for its great edge retention. These knives are razor thin and are highly regarded in the chef world for their outstanding performance.
Don't let the unassuming look of these knives fool you, they are some of the best performing knives we've ever had the pleasure of using. Super thin blade that comes as sharp as a razor and made with one of our favorite steels, R2, these knives stay sharp a very long time. These knives are quite light and very well balanced.