The Gyuto knife is the equivalent of the occidental chef's knife. It is multi-purposed and will be an indispensable tool once you start using it.
The blade's heart is made of R2 powered steel, which has an extremely fine structure, and clad by multilayered damascus.
The handle is a real piece of art : it is made of massive, exotic ironwood – the most dense and heavy wood existing. The wood's density makes the handle resistant to humidity and guarantees its longevity. This masterpiece is surely one of our most beautiful knives!
The Saji Gyuto Ironwood knives are made by Takeshi Saji, a renowned Japanese master blacksmith.
Takeshi Saji was born in 1948, in the Takefu Knife Village, famous for its high concentration of traditional blacksmiths. As the third generation of blacksmiths in the Saji family, he trained with his father as soon as he finished high school, until he was 30 years old. He was then officially on his own, and in 1992 he was certified ''Traditional Master Craftsman'' by the '' Ministry of International Trade & Industry''.