“Beautiful” and “Japanese Tradition” are the words that perhaps best describe these Custom Rainbow Damascus kitchen knives from Master Blacksmith Takeshi Saji.
The unique multi-colored Damascus blades match the natural figure and grain of the Ironwood Handles and the decorative mosaic pins exceptionally well. The knife handles are also fitted with a polished metal bolster for improved durability and blade-balance. The blades feature a core of Blue #2 high-carbon steel that is clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass and copper.
As you may already know, Master Saji is always seeking new methods and ideas for his innovative and distinctive traditional hammer forged knives. His expertise in advanced forging techniques and fabricating custom handles has allowed the creation of these very special, and utterly unique, custom Damascus knives.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji Rainbow Damascus Series Santoku
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2 with Rainbow Damascus Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Ironwood handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Santoku 180mm (7") |
Cutting edge length: 180mm
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any problems.
We believe that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Carbon Steel blade of this kitchen knife can discolor or rust easily. Consequently, extra care and attention are required to prevent it from rusting.
This is my everyday knife, I can’t wait to see a crazy patina. It’s already turning blue which I love and yeah this will be passed down to my future son.
The knife is all I expected it to be, absolutely gorgeous and insanely sharp. The knife is fun to use due it being so sharp but have only used a few times. I look at the knife as a pice of art and get just as much enjoyment just looking at it and showing it off. The other side of the great experience was dealing with JapaneseChefsKnife. What a great company. JCK made the whole process of ordering, shipping and tracking the order so simple. Not only that but the knife was well packaged and the delivery time was unreal. I live in Toronto Canada and got the knife faster from Japan than I would have got it from Vancouver Canada. Other companies could learn a lot from JCK. Garth Harrison Canada
This knife is absolutely stunning. The damascus layering is beautiful, the fit and finish of the handle and mosaic pin is perfect, and the carbon steel blade is sharp as can be. Highly recommend any of the Saji Rainbow damascus blades.
I had already owned a nakiri that I bought while in Japan made by Master Saji and I fell in love with it so much that I sought out more of his knives online. And the santoku is even better! The craftsmanship is absolutely beautiful. It cuts like a dream (It cuts raw potatoes like butter). And you know you have quality and a one-of-a-kind. Its a knife for life and worth every penny.