Forge: Takeshi Saji 佐治作
Production area: Echizen, Fukui/ Japan
Size: 180 mm
Type of steel: Powder Steel
Steel: SRS 13, Covered with Inoxidable Steel Damascus Soft
Total length: 309 mm
Edge length: 183 mm
Length of handle at tip: 192 mm
Blade height: 54 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Length of handle: 117 mm
Hand orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: 63 degrees HRC
Master Saji is the third generation blacksmith from Takefu City, Fukui Prefecture, who was certified as a traditional cutlery craftsman at the age of 44. Damascus knives, often paired with unique custom handles such as hand-crafted ironwood handles. Having become a legend in the manufacture of hunting knives, Master Saji has a unique eye for fine finishing, and he also constantly innovates by bringing new looks to knives.
SRS13 steel is the newest innovative high-speed powder stainless steel, which can be heat-treated with HRC64. They are extremely sharp and fast. Sometimes craftsmen choose not to push the HRC to the limit, giving way to flexibility. Compared to SG2/R2 steel, SRS13 steel is less likely to flake due to its flexibility.