Takeshi Saji

Takeshi Saji is a well-known knife maker and a highly favored one when it comes to graceful and beautiful knife designs. Takeshi’s Damascus Ironwood Gyutos sport a blade steel forged out of R-2, a modern powdered metallurgy high speed tool steel that is known to have incredible cutting performance and edge retention. Additionally, its blade radiates a highly refined and graceful folded and layered Damascus design. These knives are fitted with a Desert Ironwood handle, a polished stainless-steel bolster and decorative Mosaic pins, which match the natural colors and style of the Ironwood.

Recommendation: We recommend Takeshi Saji’s Damascus R2 Ironwood Gyuto to individuals whose jobs demand excellent cutting performance and edge retention. Additionally, we suggest that the individuals who purchase this knife have good sharpening skill, or take their Takeshi Saji Gyuto to a professional for sharpening, as R2 steel is difficult to sharpen. Otherwise, because R2 steel is a stainless steel it is easy to maintain. Still, we suggest that individuals who purchase this knife care for it carefully to preserve its beautiful craftsmanship.

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