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Takeshi Saji

Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Diamond Damascus Wild Series New Design Gyuto (210mm and 240mm, Desert Ironwood Handle)

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This “New Concept” knife features a distinctive ‘upswept handle’ and an R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade that has a unique ‘random pattern’ Damascus that Master Saji calls “Diamond Damascus”. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and a specially formulated acid etching and polishing that, in combination, produce a unique Damascus blade that has a sparkling diamond pattern and an uneven surface texture.

The polished, slanted stainless steel bolster is a distinctive design element that not only gives an impression of ‘forward movement’ and ‘agility’, but also improves blade balance and the durability of the handle. The perfectly contoured Desert Ironwood Handle Scales that have a rich warm color and dramatic figuring. 

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 New Design 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: Desert Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 243g
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 240mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Total Weight: 266g


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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    New favorite chef's knife

    This is a wonderful knife by Takeshi Saji, and the particular one JCK sent me was very good, no problems. Well packaged, blade in nice condition, ironwood handle smooth and beautifully grained, and even had a well done decorative mosaic pin in the handle which was not presented in the pictures. Normally the pictures should be accurate, but I was very pleased with that positive surprise. JCK also modified a saya to fit this unique knife shape upon purchase. Much appreciated. This angled gyuto concept indeed looks different, even perhaps awkward, but it is quite functional and I enjoy the difference in form. The textured "diamond" Damascus finish is beautiful and very pleasing both to the eye and the fingertips. The total package is exquisite - any chef even of the highest caliber would be proud to use such a knife. The only noted flaw I could possibly detect, is that Master Saji seemed to have very slightly mis-chiseled some of his name. But it's reasonable and bound to occur at some time! Thank you both Saji san and JCK!

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