Master Saji has now been making knives for over 40 years and has become highly experienced in his art.
After testing and evaluating a very reputable Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel, called “R-2” (Manufactured by Kobelco), he decided to produce an exciting new range of this traditionally hammer-forged Damascus kitchen knife using this modern ‘super steel’.
A dark & greyish R-2 Damascus blade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. This knife best matches with Wild & Outdoor taste Stag Bone handle scales and brass bolster and stainless rivets, which match the energetic style of the Damascus blade.
This knife is the special order request item from famous Chef in San Francisco, United States and available with only 2Pcs now.
The Garasuki shares the same overall blade profile as the Honesuki, but the Garasuki is larger in size, thicker, and heavier. These features make it ideal for de-boning and breaking down the larger sizes of poultry and cuts of meat. Just like the Honesuki, many people have found this knife is also capable of filleting fish or red meat and can perform many of the tasks that Western boning knives are used for.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series Garasuki Knife
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Stag Bone Handle with Brass Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Garasuki 185mm (7.2")|
Cutting edge length: 185mm (7.2")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm (0.1")
Blade Width: 48mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 235g (8.2oz)
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.