This Custom Limited Edition Takeshi Saji R-2 Damascus Wa-Petty Knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles.
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’.
R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and a specially formulated acid etching, produce a unique Damascus blade.
This Custom Limited Edition Saji R-2 Black Damascus Wa Petty knife is fitted with an Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Stabilized Resin Wood Hybrid Handle with Stabilized and Dyed Maple ferrule, Resin endcap and collar with Nickel Silver spacers.
For safekeeping, this knife comes with a handcrafted Magnolia Wooden Saya and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
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: Custom Limited Edition, Takeshi Saji R-2 Black Damascus Series Wa Petty
Blade Material: R-2 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Stabilized Resin Wood Hybrid Handle with Stabilized and Dyed Maple ferrule, Resin endcap and collar with Nickel Silver spacers.
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Petty 135mm (5.3")
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.