Takeshi Saji R2/SG2 Tsuchime Gyuto Chinese Quince burl (chef's knife), 210 mm
Takeshi Saji R2
Blade made of stainless Japanese R2/SG2 steel with two layers of softer stainless steel for the outside. This knife is completely hand-forged by the famous master smith Takeshi Saji (1949). Saji is mainly known for its hunting knives and these kitchen knives are made in the same style. The finish is particularly high and the handle is made from Chinese Quince burl. These knives are very special collector's items made by a world-famous master blacksmith. These knives are perhaps one of the most beautiful knives in the world. The knives come in a black cardbord Japanese box.
A gyuto is a double-sided sharpened chef's knife that is primarily intended for cutting meat and fish, but is also suitable for cutting vegetables.
- Blade length: 210 mm
- Total length: 350 mm
- Weight: 200 grams
- Blade thickness (measured 1 cm from the handle): 1,9 mm
- Blade height: 48 mm
- Steel type: core steel: rustproof Japanese R2 steel (also known as SG2 steel) with 2 layers of stainless steel for the outer layer. The unique "Tsuchime" pattern is obtained by hammering the blade by hand with a special hammer.
- Hardness: 62-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: brown Chinese Quince burl with steel bolster and Brass layers
Like all Japanese knives, these handmade Takeshi Saji knives are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.