This “New Concept” knife features a distinctive ‘upswept handle’ and an R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade that has a unique ‘random pattern’ Damascus that Master Saji calls “Diamond Damascus”. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and a specially formulated acid etching and polishing that, in combination, produce a unique Damascus blade that has a sparkling diamond pattern and an uneven surface texture.
The polished, slanted stainless steel bolster is a distinctive design element that not only gives an impression of ‘forward movement’ and ‘agility’, but also improves blade balance and the durability of the handle. The perfectly contoured Linen Micarta® handle scales, which has a ‘wood grain’ pattern which beautifully complements the Damascus blade. Linen Micarta® is a very practical handle material for kitchen knife because it is very durable, resistant to both water and shrinkage and provides good traction even when it is wet. Consequently, this knife handle provides a very secure and comfortable grip.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series New Design Santoku
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Red/White Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Cutting edge length: 175mm
Total Length: 295mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 220g
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.