Santoku knife, VG10 stainless steel, damascus finish - Saji
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After 5 years of running this business we have finally got this masters knives in. He is one of the great makers of Japan and has been awarded the distinction of living treasure. He is also one of the makers who set up Takefu knife village.
SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.
STEEL: VG10. A premium high carbon Japanese Stainless steel capable of impressive hardness.
FINISH: Damascus or Suminagashi. This type of finish is made by creating a Kitaeji; which is produced by repeatedly folding/stacking then compressing two different steels until they create a laminated pattern. This can then be manipulated in various ways to produce the maker’s desired pattern effect. This material is then clad around the core metal of the blade as an elaborate protective layer for the core steel - thus giving the knife a beautiful and striking appearance.HANDLE: Octagonal ebony wood handle with buffalo horn ferrule and end cap.
LENGTH: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Saji - Takefu, Japan
BEST FOR: Owning something that not many other people do.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Crikey, those handles."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.