Takeshi Saji was born in 1948 in Takefu (Fukui prefecture), a city located roughly in the center of Japan and in the heart of an area for centuries devoted to the production of blades. His workshop is still there, built around the oven thanks to which, for several years now, Takeshi Saji forges steel (especially damascus) with which he makes various models of traditional Japanese knives. The choice of materials for the finishes (mainly natural), the essential lines - evocative of use - and the chromatic combinations of rare impact make his creations unique and unmistakable in the panorama of world cutlery and, at home, they have earned him the prestigious title of Master.
Intended use: kitchen knife, meat, vegetables, fish
Type of production: Artisan
Production Lama: Japan
Blade: Hand forged, laminated damascus with SPG2 sintered steel edge (63 hrc)
Handle: Desert Ironwood
Blade length: 180mm.
Blade thickness: 2.5mm.
Total length: 303mm.
Packaging: Wooden box
Notes: the knife is entirely handmade by Takeshi Saj
Use and maintenance
- Do not cut bones or frozen. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use stones for sharpening and maintenance of the blade.
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