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 is fitted with Desert Ironwood handle scales, polished stainless steel bolster and decorative Mosaic pins, which match the warm colors and natural figuring of the Ironwood.
Katana Slicer is easily identifiable by their blade tips, which look similar to that of a Katana. The long, narrow blade of Katana slicer is particularly useful for slicing meat, boneless fish, roast beef and ham. 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 Black Damascus Wild Series Katana Slicer
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Katana Slicer 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 287mm
Total Length: 410mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 305g
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.
Ordered the knife and it arrived with in 2 days. Packaging was good and there was bo damage to the knife box. Checking out the knife the blade was perfecty straight with a beautiful finish and one of the most perfect edges I have ever seen. Razor sharp and perfectly even on both sides along the entire edge. The handle looks great with the mosaic pin. Only complaint is the bolster to knife scale transition has a slight edge but it isn't bad and and won't harm your hand during use.
It is a very beautiful knife! The picture gives it no justice at all. Well worth every penny I spent on it. It literally looks like a small katana