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Takeshi Saji Blue 2 Rainbow Damascus Sujihiki 270mm

$497.00 USD $447.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Sujihiki 
Blade Length: 270mm
Overall Length: 400mm
Weight: 232g
Blade Height @ Heel: 40mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.9mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core, Stainless Rainbow Damascus Clad
Handle Material: Western Desert Ironwood
HRC: ~63

 

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Blade Type

The Sujihiki knife, a traditional Japanese slicer, is designed for carving and fileting. With its long, narrow blade, typically ranging from 240mm to 330mm, it excels in creating clean, smooth cuts through meat and fish. Its length ensures long, uninterrupted strokes, making it perfect for precise slicing tasks.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Takeshi Saji

Takeshi Saji has perhaps one of the widest ranges of blade finishes and stylistic creations of any blacksmith in Japan. He works with all Japanese Carbon Steels, as well as R2, VG10, and others. He crafts his own Damascus in Rainbow, Diamond, and Black Nickel finishes, and fits a wide range of handle types. He can truly do it all, and all at the ripe young age of 73.

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