Takeshi Saji is a third-generation blacksmith who works in Takefu City, famous around the globe for the production of 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.
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: Laser Engraved
Handle: Ironwood Western
Blade Length: 145mm
Total Length: 263mm
Spine Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Height: 34.5mm