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Saji R-2 Petty 135mm
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Saji R-2 Petty 135mm

Item #: C1240

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Our Price: $300.00
Takeshi Saji is a Master Blacksmith heralding from Takefu City, in the Fukui Prefecture. Takefu City is famous around the world for the production of Eichizen Hammer Forged Knives (Eichizen Uchi-Hamono). In 1992 Saji was awarded the coveted Dentoukougeishi, or Traditional Masters Craftsman certification. His move into the world of kitchen knives came late in his career, which was devoted to the forging of highly regarded outdoor knives.

The beautiful petty knife featured here is made with R-2 steel. This is a very advanced powdered metallurgical steel that is perfectly suited for making knives. The core steel is clad in the san-mai style with a softer damascus-layered stainless steel. The handle is a full tang Western style and features 2 stainless rivets and a lovely mosaic pin with ironwood scales. It is attached to a finely crafted stainless steel bolster. This is a really well made and good looking knife.

The blade shape is typical petty. This one is tall at the back in relation to its 137mm length giving it a more squat profile. The tip is nicely pointed resulting in a nimble but sure-footed knife. The blade is beautifully convexed.

The Saji R-2 Petty is a stunning little knife in every regard. You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful and well-made knife.

  • Blacksmith: Saji San
  • Location: Echizen Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Weight: 3.9 ounces
  • Blade Length: 132 mm
  • Overall Length: 245 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 1.6 mm
  • Steel: R-2 Powdered Stainless Steel
  • HRC: 64
  • Handle: Ironwood
  • Photo is the knife you will receive

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    5  Product Review, April 28, 2012
    Posted By: RK - verified customer

    Takeshi Saji is a renowned knife maker and his knives makes are in the very best of materials and are an echo of the past, which delights all connoisseurs. He is famous for his traditional hunting and folding knives. So I was eager to try his damascus series with ironwood handles.I started with this petty, which came in an attractive wooden gift box. Fit and finish is impeccable; both handle and blade are strikingly beautiful. The knife is heavy in the handle, which will please those who have shied away from the Tanaka ironwood series because they do not like the thin handles.Sharp out of the box. Nonetheless, out of habit, I ran the knife over a 30K Shapton Pro a few times, then stropped on plain horse hide.Sharp and nimble, the knife is a delight to use. Buy a Takeshi while you can. He won't be around forever.

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