Takeshi Saji SG2/R2 Makie-Art series feature Damascus-patterned blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel for professional, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness and unique design with custom-made feeling.
On the beautifully Japanese lacquered (Urushi-nuri) saya sheath and handle, the traditional decorative Maki-e artwork of “TORII(entrance gate of shrine) and Mt. FUJI” is carefully hand-drawn by Master Kouichiro Tsukada.
The collaboration by the master blacksmith Takeshi Saji and the Maki-e master Kouichiro Tsukada is very unique to bring the masterpiece into creation successfully.
The following is another vintage HOHEI FUJI Makie santoku knife.
You know, Mr. Fuji has a Later volcano – Mt.HOHEI – on the side. This Makie descrbes the small volcano on Mt.Fuji beaufifully.
Please be noted that the stock of these Mt. FUJI version is quite popular and extremely limited in stock.
[about Takeshi Saji]
Takeshi Saji is the leading blacksmith in Echizen. Saji was born in Takefu in 1948 in a family of second-generation smith. In 1992, he was officially certified as a “Traditional Master Craftsman” by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”.
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