Collection: Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus

Master Blacksmith, Takeshi Saji, has been making knives for over 50 years. He began his path immediately after high school, apprenticing under his father  Harukichi Saji. At age 30 he was designated master blacksmith, and quickly became very popular in the Japanese knife market.
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Hailing from Takefu city, Fukui Prefecture, Saji san is well known for his unique style, and forging techniques. He truly brings out the best qualities in all the materials he uses. His blades are perfectly balanced and absolutely beautiful.
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Takeshi Saji is known for his beautiful rainbow damascus finishes. For the soft steel cladding on these knives, he folds copper into the layers then dips the finished knife in ferric chloride to make it pop. At the core of these knives is VG10. VG10 is a steel that was designed for making knives, and when put in the hands of a reputable knife maker, can yield amazing sharpness. The high carbon content makes it super easy to sharpen, and allows it to hold an edge much longer than its European counterparts. 
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All handles in this line are fitted with an angled wa-handle, made from wedge wood. We like this type of handle for the overall light feel, and excellent control is gives the user.
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Knife stuff:
Steel: VG10 Stainless Steel 
HRC: 61~62
Wa-Handle: Wenge w/Buffalo horn collar
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  • Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus Gyuto 240mm
    Takeshi Saji VG10 Damascus Gyuto 240mm - The Cook's Edge
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  • Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus Gyuto 210mm
    Takeshi Saji VG10 Damascus Gyuto 210mm - The Cook's Edge
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  • Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus Santoku 165mm
    Takeshi Saji VG10 Damascus Santoku 165mm - The Cook's Edge
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  • Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus Bunka 165mm
    Takeshi Saji VG10 Damascus Bunka 165mm - The Cook's Edge
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