The Saji Rainbow Damascus knife is a beautiful knife. The unique multi-colored damascus is created by using alternating layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass, and copper. These added metals give the face that stunning rainbow pattern. But the beauty of these knives is more than skin deep. Takeshi Saji forges and finishes his blades with consummate care and attention to detail. His design, profile, and grinds are as well executed as his aesthetics.
These amazing knives are constructed with a core of Aogami 2 steel which is clad with the damascus steel in the san-mai style. The inner core is prone to corrosion at the edge if not dried and cleaned carefully.
At 189mm, this is a knife that works well for most people. The height of 54.5mm gives knuckle clearance as well as room for chopping. This big performer is capable of taking on almost every normal kitchen cutting task. The shorter and lighter size of this knife gives it a nimble quality that feels fast and, dare we say it, more fun! Most vegetables or proteins can be processed with no problem using a blade this size.
In true Saji fashion the blade is coupled to a good quality rosewood octagonal handle. It also comes in a nice wooden box for storage.
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Cladding: Hammer Rainbow Damascus
Edge Grind: Even
Engraving: Laser Engraved
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Edge Length: 189mm
Blade Height: 45.5mm
Weight: 130g / 4.7oz