This Custom Limited Edition Takeshi Saji R-2 Damascus Wa-Santoku Knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles.
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’.
R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and a specially formulated acid etching, produce a unique Damascus blade.
This Custom Limited Edition Saji R-2 Black Damascus Wa Santoku knife is fitted with an Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Dark Clouds Color Hybrid Wood Handle.(Composite Stone Ivory ferrule and endcap, Composite Stone collar with Brass and Black liner spacers)
For safekeeping, this knife comes with a Handcrafted Magnolia Wooden Saya ("Sheath") and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
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: Custom Limited Edition, Takeshi Saji R-2 Black Damascus Santoku
Blade Material: R-2 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Dark Clouds Color Hybrid Wood Handle.(Composite Stone Ivory ferrule and endcap, Composite Stone collar with Brass and Black liner spacers)
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Santoku 180mm (7")
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.