Takeshi Saji R2/SG2 Black Damascus Santoku with Ironwood Handle

by Takeshi Saji


Very limited production of handcrafted R2/SG2 Black Damascus santoku knife by renowned Japanese knife making master Takeshi Saji.


  • Origin: Echizen-Takefu, Fukui Prefecture
  • Craftsman: Mr. Takeshi Saji
  • Knife Type: Santoku
  • Steel Type: R2/SG2 Damascus 
  • Hardness Level: 63
  • Damascus Finish: Kurosome (Etched Black)
  • Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
  • Blade Length: 180mm (7.1")
  • Blade Height: 50mm
  • Blade Thickness: 1.4mm
  • Handle Material: Iron wood
  • Handle Length: 124mm
  • Weight: 211g (7.44oz)
  • Hand chiselled mark: In Japanese Kanji "By Saji"
  • Comes in a Saji wood box.

About Takeshi Saji 佐治 武士

Master Saji is the third generation blacksmith of Takefu City, Fukui Prefecture, who has been certified as a traditional knife craftsman at the age of 44. Now in his 70s, with over 30 years of experience in making handcrafted knives, Master Saji makes breathtakingly beautiful Damascus knives, which often paired with unique custom handles such as handcrafted iron wood handles. Having became a legend in hunting knife making, Master Saji has a unique eye for fine finish, and he's also innovating constantly by brining new looks to knives. 


Wash and dry with soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.

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