Saji Takeshi SG2 Black Damascus Santoku Knife 180mm Rosewood
Blacksmith: Saji Uchi Hamono (Forging Cutlery) / Takeshi Saji
Type: Santoku Knife (Double bevel edged)
Blade Material: Super Gold 2 (High Speed Stainless Steel) Clad Stainless Steel
Core: Super Gold 2
Blade Length: approx 180 mm
Blade Width: approx 49 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2.8 mm
Overall Length: approx 318 mm
Weight: approx 160 g (5.6 oz)
Handle: Octagonal Rosewood
Ferrule: Reinforced Laminated Wood
Made in Japan
The knives made in Echizen city are called Echizen Uchi Hamono. The art of making Japanese kitchen knives has a history of about 700 years. Echizen Uchi Hamono is designated as "Traditional Crafts" by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry.
Takeshi Saji is a traditional craftsman who is the third generation in Saji Uchi hamono Co., Ltd. He makes custom knives and even billhooks, and his name is well known to collectors all over the world. His Japanese style field knives are used by field workers and outdoor professionals all over the world. He continues to make innovative and original knives.
In 2020, Kazuo Nomura, the representative of Saji Uchihamono Co., Ltd., was certified as a traditional craftsman, and he continues to create new designs of Knives with Saji Takeshi.
The elegant wave pattern called the popular name "Sumi Nagashi" is one of the treasure which Japanese cutlery culture produced. Like the Japanese sword "Katana", the blade is made with low and high carbon stainless steel to layers. The same wave pattern does not exist. Beautiful damascus pattern is made by a belt hammer, matte finish is also artistic. This knife is more than just a kitchen knife, is a work of art.
About "Super Gold 2"
Super Gold 2 is Powder Steel, registered trademark of Takefu Special Steel Co Ltd. A large quantity of high alloy ingredients are included by powder metallurgy. And it is super high quality steel that rich in high corrosion-resistant, high hardness, high toughness, high wear resistance. Though this HRC is high, it is easy to relatively re-sharpen it. And The edge retention is outstanding. Thus famous chefs also loves this steel.
This edge is called "HAMAGURI-BA" in Japanese. HAMAGURI means clam, BA means edge. The edge form helps release foods, cut smoothly and have stronger shape.
About Japanese Knives
Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines, there might be scratch. Most Japanese knives are thin blade. Don't twist edge, and don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.