Don't forget these...
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.
A 210mm gyuto is by far one of our most popular knife styles and length. Whether you are a home cook or a busy on the line professional chef, there's just something about 210mm that fits the sweet spot for most. Kind of like having a shoe that's half a size larger so when you decide to put on a warmer pair of socks, the shoe still fits seamlessly. To tie it back to knives, what we mean is, 210mm is a very versatile length which belongs in any kitchen!
Maker: Saji Hamono
Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji
Core Steel: Blue #2 / Aogami #2
Cladding: Hammered Rainbow Damascus
Grind: 50 / 50
Edge Length: 210mm
Blade Height: 50mm
Handle Type: NO HANDLE
HRC: 62 - 63