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Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto 210mm

Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto 210mm

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Takeshi Saji, an Echizen master blacksmith, forged this gyuto using aogami#2. The blade has a colored damascus finish that extends all the way to the grind and it is paired with a lovely piece of desert ironwood. Alternating layers of rust-resistant stainless steel, brass, and copper are used to create the stunning damascus pattern. It's a fantastic knife that isn't overly delicate or fragile. These batches are much thinner than older ones, making them excellent cutters.

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※ Takeshi Saji (1948) is one of Japan's most illustrious blacksmith masters. Saji-san is one of the founding members of Takefu Knife Village. He was officially certified as a "Traditional Master Craftsman" in 1992, a prestigious title awarded only to Japan's best craftsmen. He is a third-generation blacksmith, and his workshop is located in Echizen's Takefu Knife Village, where he forges knives alongside his two apprentices.

He is also known for producing top-of-the-line hunting knives, which were sold in Japan and abroad. In addition to hand-picked wood, he used animal horns to make handles, and over time, he became a leading expert on Western type handles in the region. Yu Kurosaki and other Takefu masters honed their skills under his tutelage as well.

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Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji
Location: Echizen, Japan
Knife type: gyuto
Finish: damascus

Construction type: sanmai
Cladding: stainless clad
Core steel: Hitachi aogami#2 / blue#2
Steel type: carbon

Overall length: 337mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 207mm
Blade height at heel: 48.1mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.5mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.4mm
Spine thickness at middle: 1.8mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm
Weight: 244g
*Please note that measurements may slightly vary between individual handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives due to their artisanal nature.

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: desert ironwood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

*Comes with a kiri box

Please remember: For Japanese knives, including this Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto knife, extra attention is essential. See our care guide for more information.


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We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

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1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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