Saji, a prominent Takefu knifemaker, has crafted a real eye tuner here. After 5 years running this business, we have finally got this master's knives in stock. He is one of the great makers of Japan and has been awarded the distinction of living treasure.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. This steels differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use. It is worth noting that this knife has been clad in stainless steel meaning only the exposed core edge will discolour making maintenance a lot easier. Stainless Damascus cladding
FINISH: Damascus - copper and brass
HANDLE: Black and Grey Micarta
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length
MAKER: Saji - Takefu, Japan
BEST FOR: Owning something that not many other people do.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Crikey."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.