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Takeshi Saji

Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes, Stag Bone Handle)

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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 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: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series Gyuto

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.


Gyuto 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7")
Total Length: 302mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 43mm (1.6)
Handle Length: 114mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 221g (7.7oz)

Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 207mm (8.1")
Total Length: 330mm (12.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 231g (8.1oz)
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 241mm (9.4")
Total Length: 375mm (14.7")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 50mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 128mm (5.0")
Total Weight: 300g (10.5oz)

Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 275mm (10.8")
Total Length: 405mm (15.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 53mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 128mm (5.0")
Total Weight: 358g (12.6oz)



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.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab..
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Yuyu Q.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product


    When I placed the order, I intended to buy and use this knife in the kitchen. But when I received it and opened the box, I had no choice but to change my mind. It's such a piece of art, how can I actually use in the kitchen and make it dirty? Functionally, it's still a knife, very sharp (I tried cutting through paper with it). In reality, it has to go into my closet and most likely stay there for the years to come. I had to buy another knife for my daily kitchen use which I won't have the feeling of guilty damaging a fine piece of art.

    son j.
    South Korea South Korea
    I recommend this product

    best knife

    i love saji knife. Stag Bone Handel is best.

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    Simon S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Takeshi Saji Custom Wild Series Gyuto

    I Bought this knife for my wife as a Christmas present. She is a keen chef, and was looking for a sharp knife. It looks amazing, a piece of art. Almost too good to use. Hopefully we will get many years of pleasure using it.

    Judy K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Beautiful Knife

    I bought this knife as a Christmas present. It arrived quickly. It is beautiful, and exactly what I had hoped for. Thank you.

    Benoit G.
    Switzerland Switzerland
    I recommend this product

    A masterpiece

    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.

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