Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.
Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.
Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.
Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.
Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.
Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm is not just a looker. The core is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which creates a unique damascus pattern. The knife is stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji on top.

Takeshi Saji

Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm (5.1")

420,00€

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✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

Saji Petty R2 Ironwood 130mm (5.1") is definitely not just a looker. If you check under the hood, you will find some amazing specs there too! The core of this knife is made of powder R2/SG2 steel, tempered to around 63 HRC, and clad into layers of rust-resistant stainless steel which gives this knife a one-of-a-kind damascus pattern.

The knife is safely stored in a traditional Japanese wooden box with burned Saji trademark kanji characters on the top. In short, this knife is a great example of functional art!

BLADE SHAPE:
Petty knives are designed for smaller tasks on and off the cutting board. It's an indispensable knife in any kitchen and can be used for peeling, mincing, paring, and decorating food. Petty or utility knives are basically a smaller version of gyutos or chef's knives. Due to the length of the blade, it can also be used as a stand-alone knife if you are uncomfortable with longer blades. A must-have knife in every kitchen!
Use for: peeling, trimming, garnishing, carving, chopping herbs, chopping garlic, slicing small pieces of dried meat, trimming meat, filleting small portions of fish, and similar tasks.

STEEL:
R2 steel, also known as SG2 steel, is high-quality powder steel, easy to maintain and sharpen. It has long edge retention and stays sharp for a long time. It's renowned for its hardness (63 HRC!) and subsequent edge retention—due to a high carbon (C) content of 1.5%. The steel is also high in chromium (Cr)—around 15%, which adds to corrosion resistance and Molybdenum (Mo) which improves the blade’s wear resistance. R2 steel blades will be able to achieve a fine sharpness due to the fine microstructure of the steel and will keep it—without having to worry about maintenance and corrosion.

LAMINATION:
A high hardness of around 63 HRC means that the blade won’t be very tough, so the blade’s core was laminated using the san-mai method to improve its structural integrity and subsequent ability to withstand impacts and prevent chipping. San-mai translates to “three layers” in Japanese, referring to a blade that is composed of a primary, inner layer of harder steel (hagane) and of two secondary, outer layers of softer steel (jigane) that protect the prior.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade with a flat v-edge grind. The blade has a distal taper, meaning that it narrows from the handle towards the tip. At the handle, it is 2.2mm (0.08") thick, and at the tip above the shinogi line it narrows to 1.6mm (0.06"). This gives it more strength and weight at the handle (meaning we can exert more pressure with the heel) and more precision at the tip, allowing for smooth and precise cuts.

BLADE FINISH:
The blade sports a beautiful dark nickel Damascus finish.

HANDLE:
The Western style (Yo) handle is made of very dense and durable ironwood. The blade is secured to the handle with 3 stainless pins, the middle one features a mosaic design for an extra lavish look! A stainless bolster was added for comfortable grip and balance. The handle is suitable for both left- and right-handed users.

BLACKSMITH:
Takeshi Saji (1948) is one of the most distinguished blacksmith masters in Japan. In 1992, he was officially certified as a “Traditional Master Craftsman”, a prestigious title awarded only to the best craftsmen in Japan. He’s a third-generation blacksmith and his workshop is located at the Takefu Knife Village in Echizen, where he forges knives together with his two apprentices.

→ Read more on BLACKSMITH: TAKESHI SAJI

Blade shape: Petty

Steel type: R2 / SG2

Blade construction: San-mai / V-edge / Damascus

Hardness (HRC scale): 63-64

Overall length: 250mm (9.8")

Blade length: 135mm (5.3")

Blade height: 35mm (1.4")

Spine thickness: 2.2mm (0.08") > 1.6mm (0.06")

Weight: 150g (5.3 oz)

Handle length: 110mm (4.3")

Handle type / wood: Western / Ironwood

Kanji on the blade: "Takeshi Saji" 佐治 武士

Blacksmith: Takeshi Saji

Location of the smithy: ECHIZEN - TAKEFU KNIFE VILLAGE / Fukui Prefecture / Japan

☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.

Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

→ For more details, read our guide
on
Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- United Kingdom
- shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

DELIVERY TIME:
- Europe:
1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

→ Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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Each knife comes with:

✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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Free on orders over 300€.

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