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
My need was simple - A versatile knife - Beautiful - Strong and functional - That I can carry everywhere, on holiday and on weekends at friends' houses (because people don't know how to sharpen and I like to cook with a good blade) - That is durable and keeps its value over time I am served! This is the perfect knife for me - especially as I have a lot of sympathy and admiration for Master Saji, for his talent and his sparkling spirit of innovation Very good delivery service by the way, thank you!
When I first saw this knife I knew I wanted it but it was not available. I got on the waiting list and forgot about as it was quite sometime before I was notified it was back. As someone who travels and cooks a lot I wanted an easily storable knife and this folding Santoku was perfect. Upon getting it I was superseded how well the handle fit in my hand and the weight was perfect. Easy lock and unlock mechanism too. The blade itself is master forged. You can feel each layer as you rub your finger nail across the blade. This is not a laser etched layered steal. Worth getting on the mailing list for this!!!
This a very special kitchen knives that I ever owned. great fits and finish, the handle is very comfortable. The blade is heavy and beautiful, folding design make it very convenience for using in camping or traveling . The OOTB edge is not great but is easy to fix. Highly recommend to own one! ohh and JCK had its best price compare to other place! Thanks again JCK!
When I first opened the box, I laughed at the ridiculousness of this knife...and it still brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. This thing has an identity crisis: it looks like an oversized, novelty pocket knife; but it is actually a serious chef knife. The fit an finish are great, and the blade action is extremely smooth. My only minor gripe is that the handle only comes in boring old black. However, it is a high quality, durable handle, so I can't fault it too much for that. If you have the chance to buy one of these, definitely go for it!
This blade has surpassed my high expectations. They left the last edge perfection to limit damage during shipping... genius. The handle fits my hand perfectly, and the opening and closing action is smooth. There was no play and a nice adjusting screw. My initial inspection of this SG 2 blade reveals a nice even folding pattern with a terracing down to a thin cutting profile. The tiers have no imperfections in their transitions to the next thinner section. the cost required a magnified inspection of the grain. I have many fine blades, including Shun, Miyabi, and Kanetsugu. The grain and fold comparisons were inconclusive enough that I have ordered a second Saji folding Sanduko to verify my comparisons to both blades, and as compared to other top end blades in my order. If both Saji blades compare evenly, the comparisons to top ends will not be a one off, but consecutive proof.