Takeshi Saji is a well-respected Master Smith who specializes in making traditionally forged Japanese knives. We are often surprised by the variety of ideas he has and by the very distinctive and rare steel he uses for his custom knives.
Once again, Master Saji has just completed some fresh traditionally forged custom kitchen knives, which feature his unique multi-colored Damascus. The blades have a core of VG-10 Cobalt Stainless steel, which has been clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass and copper (HR.c 61 to 62).
When we closely examine Master Saji’s multi-colored Damascus knives, we can clearly see that the distinctive Damascus layers do indeed have a unique appearance.
The Copper layers of the Damascus have a delicate Pink color and the Brass layers have a Golden color. These natural, warm colors compliment the beautiful Natural wood of the hand contoured Quince Burl Handle and the polished stainless steel bolster. We can really sense Takeshi Saji’s dedication and life-long passion for knives and knife making when we inspect these rare and distinctive Rainbow Damascus custom knives.
Each knife comes with a with traditional Wooden Presentation Box that is inscribed with Takeshi Saji’s name.
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 Multi-Colored Rainbow Damascus Series SRND-2 Santoku 180mm
Blade Material: VG-10 with Rainbow Damascus Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Quince Burl Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Kiri Wooden Boxes Included: Yes.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any 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.