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 long, narrow, graceful blade of the Sujihiki is particularly useful for trimming away sinew and fat from meat, finely slicing meat or boneless fish, or for filleting and skinning fish. The long blade allows the meat or fish to be cut in one single drawing motion, from heel to tip.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series Sujihiki
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.
Sujihiki 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 240mm (9.4")
Total Length: 367mm (14.4")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 38mm (1.4")
Handle Length: 120mm (4.7")
Total Weight: 220g (7.7oz)
Sujihiki 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 270mm (10.6")
Total Length: 405mm (15.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 43mm (1.6")
Handle Length: 123mm (4.8")
Total Weight: 282g (9.9oz)
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.
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.