Saji Knives made by Takeshi Saji are one of representative works of present Echizen Forged Cutlery. Echizen (Takefu-city, Fukui Pref. today) is well known as a region of cutlery manufacturing having about 700 years history in Japan. Takeshi Saji is the third generation blacksmith, a leading maker of outdoor custom knives in Japanese style, but also works on kitchen knives today. This line is an affordable group of knives made with G-3 or Ginsan stainless steel with HRC 61 and nice ho wood handles with buffalo horn ferrules.