Takeshi Saji is a very well respected Master Smith, who specializes in making traditional hammer forged Japanese knives. We are often surprised by the variety of ideas he has and the very distinctive materials and rare steel that he uses for his custom knives.
Master Saji has just completed a fresh new batch of traditional hammer forged custom kitchen knives that, once again, feature his unique multi-colored Damascus. The blades have a core of VG-10 Cobalt Stainless steel (HR.c 61 to 62), which has been clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass and copper.
When we closely examine Master Saji’s multi-colored Damascus knives, we can clearly see that the distinctive Damascus layers do indeed have a unique appearance: The Copper layers of the Damascus have a delicate Pink color and the Brass layers have a Golden color. Additionally, the Gray-Black Damascus layers enhance both the clarity and vivid color of the beautiful Pink (Copper) and Gold (Brass) layers.
The Gold and Copper tones of the Rainbow Damascus also beautifully compliment the Natural coloration of the hand contoured Desert Ironwood Handle, the decorative Mosaic Pin and the brightly polished stainless steel bolster. When we inspect these rare and distinctive Rainbow Damascus custom knives, we can really sense Takeshi Saji’s life-long passion for, and dedication to, the art of knife making.
Each knife comes with a with traditional Wooden Presentation Box that is inscribed with Takeshi Saji’s name.
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 VG-10 Multi-Colored Golden-Rainbow Damascus Series SRDI-1 Petty 135mm
Blade Material: VG-10 with Rainbow Damascus Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Desert Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Kiri Wooden Boxes Included: Yes.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length: 133mm
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 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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
I bought this knife as a gift. I must say it was had not to keep it for myself !! Great balance, gorgeous knife.
Versatile, elegant, great balance, and very sharp.