Takeshi Saji Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus 130mm Petty No Handle

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The name Takeshi Saji is synonymous with Takefu Knife Village. He was one of the founding members of this kitchen knife creating focused village, along with other knife legends such as the now retired Katsushige Anryu and the late Masami Asai.

Though Saji-san has a variety of knife lines he works on, his flagship is definitely his blue (aogami) #2 steel rainbow Damascus line. The intermittent layers of copper, brass, and nickel are iconically the reason this line is called rainbow Damascus, just see for yourself. What's more? Some knife enthusiasts will give these knives a coffee etch to add even more contrast to these intermittent layers than what you see in the images.

If you find yourself appreciating smaller knives, for smaller all around tasks, you may be looking for a 130mm petty. At this length, it can still be used in hand to comfortably pare an apple, or on the cutting board to finely slice some shallots.

This blade doesn't come with a handle, so why not choose your own?

Edge Length - 138 mm (6.1 in.)

Heel Height - 30 mm

Steel Type - Blue (Aogami) #2

HRC - 62-63

Cladding - Stainless Rainbow Damascus

Bevel - Double Bevel