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Takeshi Saji VG10 Gold damascus bunka 165mm

Takeshi Saji VG10 Gold damascus bunka 165mm

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The Takeshi Saji VG10 Gold damascus bunka knife is a meticulously handcrafted blade by the esteemed blacksmith Takeshi Saji. Constructed with a core of VG10 stainless steel, this knife boasts exceptional sharpness and resistance to corrosion. It showcases a distinctive damascus pattern, enhanced by brass and copper.

The bunka knife, recognized for its straighter edge and pointed tip, excels in versatility, suitable for a wide range of kitchen tasks including chopping, dicing, and slicing. Its unique shape and sharp edge cater to the precision needs of both professional chefs and home cooks, making it a valuable addition to any kitchen.

❖ Takeshi Saji, born in 1948, is a prominent blacksmith in Echizen, Japan and a founding member of Takefu Knife Village in Echizen. In 1992, he was honored with the title of "Traditional Master Craftsman," recognizing his expertise and contribution to the craft, an award given to only the finest craftsmen in Japan. As a third-generation blacksmith, Saji-san works in his workshop in Takefu Knife Village alongside his two apprentices, where he continues the tradition of forging high-quality knives. His work not only maintains traditional blacksmithing skills but also sets high standards in the knife-making industry.

Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji
Origin: Echizen, Japan

Knife type: bunka
Core steel: VG10
Steel type: stainless steel
Cladding: stainless clad; damascus - brass and copper

Overall length: 307mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 163mm
Blade height at the heel: 47.4mm
Spine thickness:
at the handle: 2.0mm
at the heel: 2.0mm
midway: 1.9mm
1cm from the tip: 1.0mm
Weight: 131g

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

a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Takeshi Saji VG10 Gold damascus bunka knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.


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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.
  • Contact us at 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.


  • 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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