Master Saji has now been making knives for over 40 years and has become highly experienced in his art.
These knives were a special order request from a famous Chef in San Francisco, United States and only 2 Pieces are available.
The Magurokiri (鮪切; "Tuna cutter") is a special purpose knife that has been commonplace in fish markets for centuries. For cutting and slicing large fish, the long, durable blade is extremely useful and practical.
Beautifully mirror polished, the shinning R-2 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blades have an attractive Wavy Damascus pattern and a unique Tsuchime Hammered Texture. Heat treated to HRc. 62 to 63, these hammer-forged blades feature an R-2 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel core and outer layers of custom forged, Nickel Stainless Damascus steel. The blade has the ideal weight, durability and thickness for Cutting and Slicing Tuna. The luxurious Ironwood handle has a nickel silver bolster for improved durability and features a strong, full-tang construction.
You can truly sense that Master Saji’s vitality and powerful spirit are present in these blades.
These unique, Special Order Made Magurokiri 450mm from Master Saji are now available (Only 2 Pieces).
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji Special Order Made R-2 Hammered Damascus Magurokiri 450mm
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 Brass Bolster
Saya Included: Yes.
Magurokiri 450mm (17.7")
Cutting edge length: mm (7.2")
Total Length: mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: mm (0.1")
Blade Width: mm (1.8")
Handle Length: mm (4.5")
Total Weight: Sg (8.2oz)
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.