Gyuto knife, SG2 powder steel, Kurouchi and Tsuchime finish - Saji
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After 5 years of running this business we have finally got this master's knives in. Saji 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: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: SG2 or R2. These are modern powder steels and as the name suggested are formed from mixture of powdered elements heated and pressed together. This allows for very precise recipes to be followed. The steels themselves have the ability to be hardened to above 65 on the Rockwell scale giving them excellent edge retention. This does come at a slight cost in that they can be slightly difficult to sharpen.
FINISH: Tsuchime. This is a hand hammered finish that is not only beautiful but also functional. The small depressions stop food sticking to the knife. This finishes comes in many different forms from the traditional round hammer marks to more modern patterns. This knife also has a damascus finish.
HANDLE: Custom western splayed maple handle. Knife comes with a kiri wooden box.
LENGTH: 240mm in length.
MAKER: Saji - Takefu, Japan
BEST FOR: Owning something that not many other people do.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Beautiful styling that is unique and yet still traditional."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.