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 VG-10 steel for this show stopper of a knife paired with desert ironwood for the handle. Although a little heavier than many of our other cleavers, the comfort and balance of the knife feels natural in the hand. With a rockwell hardness of around 62-63, this handmade stunner is designed and made for a lifetime of use.
This gorgeous handmade chuka is absolutely stunning. Pictures don't do this knife justice. The Suminagashi layering is amazing and a true test to Master Saji's attention to detail.
Although a work of art, this cleaver is still made to be used in any kitchen. Store dry and cherish this stunner of a knife for life.
|Blade||225mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||VG-10 Damascus / Stainless|
|HRC||62 - 63|
|Handle||110mm / Desert Ironwood|