Master Blacksmith Takeshi Saji makes some of the most stunning knives we carry, from both a visual and performance perspective. He has a wonderful ability to coax the very best out of his steels of choiceóin this case, R-2 powdered metallurgical steel. It is a very advanced high speed tool steel that is perfectly suited for making knives. R-2 is also known as SG-2, which is well known for excellent wear resistance and is considered a great steel for high end, high quality kitchen knives.
Master Saji hammer forges these blades in a san-mai style with an outer layer of soft stainless steel. Because the cladding on this blade is also stainless, it results in a very carefree, user-friendly knife. He gives the jigane a hammer finish which is both rustic and almost high tech at the same time. The kanji on the face of the blade is hand engraved.
We are presenting this blade with an amazing handle done by our friend Matt Delosso and it's made with green dyed redwood burl handle. Green ctek and carbon fiber bolsters. White G10 spacers. This is a work of functional art and your careful selection of a suitable handle will take it to another level.
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.