Saji Knives, made by Takeshi Saji, are representative works of 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 the Japanese style, who also works on kitchen knives. This line is an affordable group of knives made with G-3 or Ginsan stainless steel with HRC 61.