Master Blacksmith Takeshi Saji is regarded as one of the best blade makers in Japan. He was awarded the Dentoukougeishi, or Traditional Masters Craftsman, certification in 1992. One of the most recognizable attributes of his knives is the aesthetic beauty of his blades. He has the ability to take many of the advanced steels available today and create wonderful handling and performing knives that look simply stunning.
R-2 PM steel is his alloy of choice for this gyuto. It is a very advanced high speed tool steel that is perfectly suited for making knives. Master Saji hammer forges these blades in a san-mai style with an outer layer of soft stainless steel. He gives the jigane a hammer finish which is both rustic and almost high tech at the same time.
The knife is quite flat at the rear with a gentle belly that finishes in a very fine tip. The blade is medium height in relation to the 245mm length. The edge grind is symmetrical and very well executed.
This is rare opportunity to purchase one of these blades set up to accept a western style handle. We only managed to obtain a couple of these so avoid disappointment and get your Saji on now!
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