Takeshi Saji Black Damascus SG2 petty 130mm EN
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Takeshi Saji Black Damascus SG2 petty 130mm is the Japanese equivalent of a paring knife. The petty has a higher and longer blade than a normal paring knife, which is why its use is more versatile.
History and curiosity
Takeshi Saji is one of the pillars of Japanese cutlery, with his 83 years including 56 years of experience in forging, he is a pioneer in the creation of extraordinary Damascus steel patterns. He has announced his retirement, so his creations will be increasingly difficult to find.
Saji-san with other pillars like Katsushige Anryu, Hiroshi Kato among others, in the year 2000 created the village of the knife of Takefu (Takefu Knife Village). Its aim was to bring together the blacksmiths of the area so that they could work together and share their knowledge, and also to inspire new generations to continue this tradition.
Today many world famous blacksmiths work side by side in the village of Takefu. For example Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Takumi Ikeda and even Takeshi Saji among others.
This blade is part of the Black Damascus series which takes its name from Dark Damascus. This effect is due to the mixture of mild steel and nickel steel. When the Damascus pattern is revelead, the nickel steel remains shiny while the mild steel blackens. The core of the blade is made of SG2 steel, a powder steel with incredible mechanical properties and a hardness of 63-64 HRC (Hardness Rockwell “C”).
This magnificent blade has been paired with a hybrid handle of bloodwood and resin, with a turquoise stone and silver nickel spacers.
Here is more detailed information for the Takeshi Saji Black Damascus SG2 petty 130mm:
Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji
series: Black Damascus
steel: SG2 (stainless steel)
type: petty 130mm
thickness at heel: 2.2 mm
thickness at tip: 0.5 mm
blade height: 3.4cm
weight: 116 g