Takeshi Saji R2 Black Ironwood Gyuto 180mm



One of our favourite blacksmiths here at the shop is Takeshi Saji.  Saji-san's knives are gorgeous.  Working out of his hamono in Takefu, Echizen.  Saji-san uses R2 Powdered steel for these beauties paired with desert ironwood for the handle.  Although a little heavier than many of our blades, the comfort and balance of the knife feels natural in the hand.  With a rockwell hardness of around 63-64, these handmade beauties are designed and made for a lifetime of use.  Each knife comes in a decorative kiri wood box.

Please note that due to the handmade nature of these knives, actual product may not be exactly as shown.  Desert ironwood grains will vary from knife to knife.


Blade   180mm / Double Bevel
Steel  R2 Powdered / Black Damascus 
HRC  63 - 64
Handle  115mm / Desert Ironwood
Weight  190 grams


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