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Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto stag handle 210mm

Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto stag handle 210mm

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The Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto is a testimony to unparalleled Japanese knife craftsmanship. Forged by renowned blacksmith Takeshi Saji, it marries functionality with an intriguing design. Its core steel, aogami#2 steel known for its edge retention and toughness, is clad in stainless steel, for easy maintenance. The eye-catching damascus pattern pairs beautifully with the exotic stag horn handle, a unique feature that brings a touch of the wild into your kitchen. This handle not only offers superior control and comfort, but its naturally varied texture and coloration imbues each knife with a distinct, rustic elegance.

※ 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.


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

Construction type: sanmai
Cladding: stainless cladding
Core steel: Aogami#2
Steel type: carbon

Overall length: 337mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 210mm
Blade height at heel: 49.7mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.3mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm
Weight: 263g
*Please note that measurements may slightly vary between individual handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives due to their artisanal nature.

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: stag horn
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/sheath: Not included
Kiri box: Included

Note: Japanese knives, such as this Takeshi Saji rainbow damascus aogami#2 gyuto knife, benefit from some extra attention. Refer to our user-friendly care guide to help you maintain your knife's excellent condition.

Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

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Care Guide
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Shipping, Tax, Tracking

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
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 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.
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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.


  • 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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