This Custom Limited Edition Takeshi Saji Rainbow Damascus Wa Gyuto 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.
The unique multi-colored Damascus blades feature a core of Blue #2 high-carbon steel that is clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass and copper.
As you may already know, Master Saji is always seeking new methods and ideas for his innovative and distinctive traditional hammer forged knives. His expertise in advanced forging techniques and fabricating custom handles has allowed the creation of these very special, and utterly unique, custom Damascus knives.
The Saji Rainbow Damascus Wa Gyuto 240mm comes with a Custom Octagonal Wa Handle (Stabilized and Dyed Maple Burl body, Corian ferrule and endcap with G10, Nickel Silver and Black Liner spacers). For safekeeping, this knife comes with a handcrafted Black Lacquered Wooden Saya and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Custom Limited Edition, Takeshi Saji Rainbow Damascus Series Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: Rainbow Damascus (Blue Steel No.2)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Octagonal Wa Handle (Stabilized and Dyed Maple Burl body, Corian ferrule and endcap with G10, Nickel Silver and Black Liner spacers)
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
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 that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Carbon Steel blade of this kitchen knife can discolor or rust easily. Consequently, extra care and attention are required to prevent it from rusting.