This is the new model from “Urushi & Maki-e Series”, which has a Sakura Theme. The knife features a distinctive R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade that has a unique ‘random pattern’. It is produced 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 and aggressive pattern and an uneven surface texture.
To match the visual beauty of the Damascus blades, Master Saji commissioned Master Tsukada, a government-certified Urushi & Maki-e craftsman, to decorate the handle and Saya of these knives with beautiful scenes of Sakura. Because the beautiful scene Sakura extends from the Saya on to the handle of the knife, you can enjoy this exquisite art while the Saya keeps your knife safe from harm when it is not in use.
In addition to the decorative Urushi / Maki-e Saya (Sheath), each knife also comes with a traditional Nishijin-ori woven cloth pouch and braided tassel (Nishijin-ori textiles use a traditional Japanese weaving technique that was invented by weavers who settled in the Nishijin district of Kamigyō-ku ward in the city of Kyoto).
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji Urushi& Makie Series R-2 Custom Damascus Gyuto
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Urushi & Makie Handle
Saya Included: Yes.
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 245mm
Total Length: 400mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 147mm
Total Weight: 206g
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.
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