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.
The Bunka is a general-purpose kitchen knife that used to be just as popular as the Santoku, but has become less commonplace in recent years. With its tall blade, the Bunka knife is particularly suitable for cutting vegetables or fruit and the triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji VG-10 Multi-Colored Golden-Rainbow Damascus Series SRDI-4 Bunka 180mm
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.
Bunka 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
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.
The knife is outstanding and beautiful. Shipment is very fast. It was perfectly packaged and absolutely undamaged. Very happy with JCK shopping experience.