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Takeshi Saji SRS 13 Damascus Sujihiki 270mm Maple Loupe


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Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji 佐治作
Production area: Echizen, Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Kiritsuke Sijihiki
Size: 240 mm
Type of steel: Powder Steel
Steel: SRS 13, Covered with Inoxidable Steel Damascus Soft
Handle: Stabilized Maple Loupe and Acrylic
Total length: 390 mm
Length of edge: 263 mm
Length of handle at tip: 272 mm
Blade height: 40 mm
Thick: 2 mm
Length of handle: 126 mm
Weight: 201g
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 cutler 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 stainless steel powder at high speed, which can be thermally processed at 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.