This beautiful and unique, traditional hammer forged, custom Damascus blade is made with a VG-10 core forged Nickel Damascus Stainless steel. The hammer-forged blade is heat-treated to HRc.62 and features a traditional Japanese Hamaguri-Ba (Convex) blade grind; a combination that provides remarkable cutting performance and edge retention.
The polished Damascus blade has an uneven surface texture and has a style and appearance that is very different to the other Damascus blades, which are on the market. You can sense Master Saki’s vitality and powerful spirit is present inside the blade.
Master Saji chose to use a green and black layered Linen Micarta® for the handle scales, due to its durability, water-resistance and strong resistance to shrinking.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji VG-10 Custom Damascus Wild Series Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 Blade
Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Green Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 205g
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Every knife from Takeshi Saji is very functional for it sharpness and aesthetic to look at. The green linen micarta handle looks fantastic. But the shrinkage of the linen micarta and metal rivets on the handle are not even. The other knifes with ironwood are better smooth feeling in handling.
Bought this as a gift for someone, I wish I could have kept it for myself. Stunning knife, perfectly balanced and weighted. A real masterpiece. The service was impeccable. I was in a rush and Koki went out of his way to get it to me. I will definitely buy again.
It is a very well designed and crafted by Master Saji. I love it so much that I placed this knife in my Collection cabinet; and will only use it occasionally. As always, Koki is very kind and generous.
It is one of my favorites knives. The blade it's strong and beautiful with an amazing edge. Very comfortable too and with a very nice balanced weight.