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Takeshi Saji

Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series Petty (135mm and 150mm, Ironwood Handle)

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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 R-2 Damascus blade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. This knife fitted with the natural figure and grain of the Ironwood Handle and polished stainless steel bolster and rivets, which match the energetic style of the Damascus blade.

A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.

Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series Petty

Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus

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.


Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length:135mm
Total Length: 245mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 32mm
Handle Length: 107mm
Total Weight: 129g

Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 270mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length: 112mm
Total Weight: 169g



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.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab..
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.


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    Josh C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Takeshi Saji petty knife

    Beautiful knife. Feels good to use.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series Petty (135mm and 150mm, Ironwood Handle) Review
    Dominik H.
    Germany Germany

    A really nice piece of handicraft

    Just excellent nice Damast pattern, heavy iron wood handle, super sharp edge. One really has something to hold in the hand -?I love it.

    Scott G.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Takeshi Saji R-2 knife

    My partner already owns a Santuko version of this knife, and last year I ordered a Petty 135mm version. It is a beautifully weighted knife and is effortless and a pleasure to use. We plan to add the paring knife to our collection in the future.

    Jack R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Wonderful knife

    This knife is a joy to use and it also is a beautiful piece of art you can enjoy daily in your kitchen. Superb workmanship.

    Pavel S.
    Czech Republic Czech Republic
    I recommend this product

    Perfect look and the edge

    I have Gyuto and Petty. Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series have amazing look (handle especially), very sharp edge and good feel in hand. For that 10/10 generally. For cuttting vegetable 9/10 Gyuto and 10/10 Petty (Gyuto hase rougher damascus steel and for this purpose is the best to have one more smoother knife - Petty is more smoother). I recommend warmly these knifes...

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