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 Stag Bone handle scales and polished stainless steel bolster and rivets, which match the energetic style of the Damascus blade.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series Gyuto
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 Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Gyuto 180mm (7")
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 207mm (8.1")
Total Length: 330mm (12.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 231g (8.1oz)
| Gyuto 240mm (9.4")|
Cutting edge length: 241mm (9.4")
Total Length: 375mm (14.7")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 50mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 128mm (5.0")
Total Weight: 300g (10.5oz)
Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
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.
When I placed the order, I intended to buy and use this knife in the kitchen. But when I received it and opened the box, I had no choice but to change my mind. It's such a piece of art, how can I actually use in the kitchen and make it dirty? Functionally, it's still a knife, very sharp (I tried cutting through paper with it). In reality, it has to go into my closet and most likely stay there for the years to come. I had to buy another knife for my daily kitchen use which I won't have the feeling of guilty damaging a fine piece of art.
i love saji knife. Stag Bone Handel is best.
I Bought this knife for my wife as a Christmas present. She is a keen chef, and was looking for a sharp knife. It looks amazing, a piece of art. Almost too good to use. Hopefully we will get many years of pleasure using it.
I bought this knife as a Christmas present. It arrived quickly. It is beautiful, and exactly what I had hoped for. Thank you.
A glorious knife from a glorious forgesmith, a true piece of art obsolutely breath taking, no defect whatsoever, you should get it if you can.