Takeshi Saji multi-colored Damascus series feature Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 high-carbon steel that is clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel,brass and copper. which provides a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness and unique multi-metal-colored texture.
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.
Please be noted that the stock of this TORII & Mt. FUJI version is extremely limited, the last piece now.
[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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