This Limited Edition Takeshi Saji Custom R-2 Diamond Damascus Kiritsuke Knife was designed by JCK and produced in Collaboration with Master Saji. It is a special "one-of-a-kind" limited edition custom knife, with a beautiful gemstone handle.
Master Saji has now been making knives for over 40 years and has become highly experienced in his art.
The R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel bade has a unique ‘random Damascus’ pattern, which Master Saji calls “Diamond Damascus”. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and undergoes a specially formulated acid etching and polishing process. When combined, these techniques produce a unique Damascus blade, which has an uneven surface texture that sparkles beautifully, like a cluster of cut diamonds.
The White&Black Turquoise Gemstone Handle has a beautiful appearance and to ensure that it can be gripped comfortably, it has been carefully contoured and polished by hand. A decorative Mosaic Pin secures the handles scales and a stainless steel bolster has been fitted to improve the durability and blade balance of the knife. This special, "one-of-a-kind" Custom Limited Edition knife from Master Saji is available with very limited quantity.
The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri and the Sujihiki. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: Custom Limited Edition, Takeshi Saji R-2 Diamond Damascus Kiritsuke
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Diamond Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: White&Black Turquoise Gem Stone Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 240mm
Total Length: 375mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 277g
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.