Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya
€ 500.00

Saji Gyuto Damascus VG-10 [various models] + FREE Saya

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Saji knives are something special. They have a unique look that distinguishes them from other hand-made Japanese knives, and they are rare to find as Mr Takeshi Saji only makes a limited amount every year. Not only do his knives look good, they are also superb cutting tools. Saji is a third-generation blacksmith, born in 1948 in Takefu, a city famous for its 700 years tradition of forging knives and katanas. Saji's workshop is located at the famous Takefu Knife Village where he is forging knives together with his two apprentices. Saji was awarded a prestigious title "Traditional Master Craftsman" in 1992.

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These gyutos (chef's knives) could very well be collector's items, although we believe that any knife should be used for its primary function, no matter how good it looks. So, you can keep them behind glass, or use them in your kitchen, just keep in mind that these knives are very special pieces of tools/art. Like most of the famous art pieces, these knives will probably gain in value over time.

Gyuto is a Japanese version of a Chef's knife, intended for versatile use for chefs who prefer medium size multi-purpose knife, suitable to cut meat, fish, and vegetables.

All gyutos are 210mm (8.3") in blade length. They are all made of VG-10 stain-resistant steel, hardened to around 61 HRC, clad in softer Damascus steel with very unique looking patterns. Every knife in our Saji collection was fitted a western (yo) handle made of either ironwood or micarta/pakka wood. Since knives need proper protection when they are not in use, we'll add our wooden Saya Gyuto (knife sheath) to every ordered Saji knife free of charge!

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If you would like to purchase one of Saji's knife, simply select the assigned number in the options next to the "Add to Cart" button. One piece is available per item. Scroll in the product photos for a detailed view of each knife!

List of our Saji Gyuto collection:

  1. Saji Gyuto VG-10 Damascus 210mm / Ironwood handle - €500
  2.  {sold out} Saji Gyuto VG-10 Damascus 210mm / Ironwood handle - €500
  3. {sold out} Saji Gyuto VG-10 Damascus 210mm / Green Micarta handle - €450
  4. Saji Gyuto VG-10 Damascus 210mm / Ironwood handle - €500
  5. Gyuto VG-10 Damascus 210mm / Ironwood handle - €500
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Specifications:

Blade shape: Gyuto
Steel type: VG-10
Hardness (HRC scale): 61
Blade length:
210mm (8.3")
Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji


Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs? We created a quick, 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.