Takeshi Saji is a third generation blacksmith who works in Takefu City, famous around the globe for the production of Eichizen Hammer Forged Knives (Eichizen Uchi-Hamono). This esteemed blacksmith originally earned his reputation as a maker of some of the most highly prized and regarded outdoor knives. After entering the world of kitchen cutlery he has further enhanced his status as a certified Traditional Masters Craftsman.
Saji-san makes some of the most beautiful knives we carry. The rainbow damascus is created using multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass, and copper. This unique blade is enhanced with the addition of a stunning black micarta handle. The veins in the handle echo the striations in the damascus blade resulting in a knife that is truly a piece of art. The stainless bolster is finely crafted and matches perfectly with the lovely two-rivet and mosaic pin design handle.
The blade shape is that of a typical petty. This one has a nice height in relation to its 150mm length offering a bit more finger clearance. The tip is nicely pointed resulting in a nimble but sure-footed knife. Form and function in perfect balance. This is a knife that could easily become an heirloom.
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forgerd
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Cladding: Hammer Rainbow Damascus
Edge Grind: Even
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Handle: Western (Yo) Ironwood
Edge Length: 150mm
Blade Height: 35mm