There can be little doubt that the Saji Rainbow Damascus line of kitchen knives are among the most beautifully designed and realized knives on the market. The unique pattern is obtained by using layers made from rust-resistant stainless steel, brass, and copper. This damascus is applied to a core of Hitachi Blue paper #2 steel in the san-mai style.
But it is also a cutting champ in all regards. Saji san knows how to make a knife perform as well as look. This knife has a wonderful thin grind behind the edge which translates to amazing cutting ability. It has a deft feel and tall blade which endow the knife with a great deal of versatility.
Many western chefs and home cooks look to the santoku
as their go-to blade for many general cutting tasks. We think the Saji Rainbow Damascus is a beautiful melding of form and function.
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forgerd
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Cladding: Hammer Rainbow Damascus
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Ironwood Western
Blade Height: 51mm
Edge Length: 180mm
Weight: 8.9oz / 254g
Overall Length: 310mm