Master Saji continues to produce new and distinctive knives that demonstrate his extensive knife making experience and passionate spirit. This is Master Saji's latest attempt to produce a Santoku Knife that is ideal for home use, camping outdoors, or ‘on-the-go”. These liner-lock knives have a 5-1/4" (133mm) long blade with an R-2 Powdered Metal steel core and outer layers of beautiful, multi-layered, forge-welded Stainless Damascus steel.
The Black G-10 handle is 6-1/4" (158mm) long, is hand contoured for maximum comfort and features a lanyard hole. The curved design helps to keep your hands away from the cutting board.
The opening and closing action of these folding knives is smooth and precise, and the liner-lock mechanism locks the blade very positively and securely. The Torx fastening screws enable easy cleaning and maintenance or the blade, pivot and Stainless Steel liners. Finally, the R-2 Damascus blade provides outstanding cutting performance, so you can enjoy effortless cutting every dinnertime!
If you need a reliable, portable knife for daily cooking and dining - whether indoors or outdoors - we thoroughly recommend these high quality R-2 Damascus Folding Santoku Knives from the innovative and imaginative Master forge smith, Takeshi Saji!
R-2 Damascus Blade HRc. 62
Cutting Edge Length: 130mm / 5-1/8"
Blade Spine Thickness: 2.6mm / 1/8"
Handle Length: 158mm / 6-1/4"
Overall knife length (open): 290mm / 11-1/2"
Weight: 210g / 7.4oz
This was an impulse buy, but am happy with the knife. The spine is thick The blade is reasonably sharp out of the box, but will benefit from a good sharpening at home. The balance, as someone noted is biased to the front due to the design, so this wasn’t a surprise. Overall, it’s a nice portable knife to throw into a bag and carry for bbq’s and the like.
The largest folding Santoko knife I ever see! It is very sharp when you open the box it is ready to use! Very good for auto activity!
Love this baby, I use this knife for catering and off site functions. Without a doubt it is the best travel chef knife on the market. No fuss take anywhere anytime never worrying about blade protection. Now if he could do the same with a small Gyuto we'd all be in business.