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
I don’t hide the fact that I collect Master Saji’s blades. I have double or triple the blades in every category that I need. Even his outdoor knives like the one offs like the Bat series. So the moment I saw this “new concept cross over kitchen knife”, I clicked almost without having to think. Such is my faith with Master Saji’s creations. When it arrived, I had a big laugh because it is one huge, weird looking folder knife. No matter how you look at it, its Godzilla Folder. I was almost tempted to stick it in my denim back pocket and go for a friend’s BBQ just to make everyone fall over laughing. But Master Saji has done his homework. The blade cuts well, and it is a great addition to the pack when the family goes to the cabin for the summer break or a long road trip where we intend to cook on the way. The balance of the blade suffers a little from being the folder design, but it actually works very well. The blade does the job very well and cutting vegetables and non-bony stuff is a breeze. That goes with any blades in this price point. This crossover design addressed the need to have the Saya (and losing that damn pin!) when taking knives out of the house. Being a tough all round design in terms of material use, Master Saji’s lifestyle and experience shows in his designs. I am looking forward to more crazy ideas from him.