Saji Takeshi VG10 Colored Damascus Petty Knife 130mm Ironwood

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Blacksmith: Saji Uchi Hamono (Forging Cutlery) / Takeshi Saji
Type: Petty Knife (Double bevel edged)
Blade Material: VG10 Clad Colored Damascus Stainless Steel
Core: VG10
Blade Length: approx 130 mm
Blade Width:  approx 32 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2 mm 
Overall Length: approx 246 mm
Weight approx 115 g (4.05 oz)
Handle: Ironwood
HRC: 59-60
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 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.