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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”.
His knife blades are shaped by traditional hammer-forging technique with his unique ideas and designs, to achieve a beautiful, powerful appearance and a quite sharp cutting edge with better hardness.

"Echizen" is the historical area in Fukui prefecture, including Takefu city, as one of Japanese important knife capitals.
The kitchen knives made in the Echizen is called Echizen Uchi Hamono. The art of making Japanese kitchen knives has a history of about 700 years. 
Echizen Uchi Hamono is designated as "Traditional Crafts" by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry.

Takeshi Saji Selections

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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Bunka Knife 180mm with White Antler Handle

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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Bunka Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $428.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Bunka Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $607.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with White Antler Handle

    $472.99
    $402.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with White Antler Handle

    $972.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $428.99
    $364.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with White Antler Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $472.99
    $402.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji Makie-Art R2(SG2) Mirrored Damascus Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Japanese Urushi Lacquered Saya and Handle FUJIN RAIJIN

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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with White Antler Handle

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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $428.99
    $364.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $428.99
    $364.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with White Antler Handle

    $293.99
    $249.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus LC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black-Gold Japanese Urushi Lacquered Handle

    $493.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus LC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Gold-Gold Japanese Urushi Lacquered Handle

    $493.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 150mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

    $607.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $585.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus CRW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with White Stone Handle

    $585.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $972.99
    $828.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with White Antler Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with White Antler Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with White Antler Handle

    $849.99
    $723.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Santoku Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $428.99
    $364.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $686.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Bunka Knife 180mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $585.99
    $495.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 130mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $472.99
    $402.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Santoku Knife 180mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 130mm with White Antler Handle

    $472.99
    $402.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Bunka Knife 180mm with White Antler Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Santoku Knife 180mm with White Antler Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Mirrored Damascus Hammered IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $534.99
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    Takeshi Saji Aogami No.2 Colored Damascus EB Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 130mm with Silver-Ringed Ebony Handle

    $449.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $742.99
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    Takeshi Saji Makie-Art Aogami No.2 Colored Damascus Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Japanese Urushi Lacquered Saya and Handle TORII FUJI

    $2,199.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $742.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $752.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 130mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $293.99
    $249.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 150mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $323.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black Micarta Handle

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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $686.99
    $584.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Slicer(Sujihiki) 240mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Slicer(Sujihiki) 270mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $686.99
    $584.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $293.99
    $249.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $489.99
    $420.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Slicer(Sujihiki) 240mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus IR Japanese Chef's Slicer(Sujihiki) 270mm with Desert Ironwood Handle

    $686.99
    $584.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 130mm with White Antler Handle

    $293.99
    $249.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 150mm with White Antler Handle

    $323.99
    $275.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with White Antler Handle

    $428.99
    $364.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with White Antler Handle

    $489.99
    $420.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus DHW Japanese Chef's Slicer(Sujihiki) 240mm with White Antler Handle

    $539.99
    $459.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus CS Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black-Black Urushi Lacquered Handle(X-Obi)

    $420.99
    $362.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus CS Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Red-Red Urushi Lacquered Handle(X-Obi)

    $420.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus LC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black-Silver Japanese Urushi Lacquered Handle

    $493.99
    $435.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus LL Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Red-Black Japanese Urushi Lacquered Handle

    $447.99
    $385.99
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    Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus LL Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 210mm with Black-Red Japanese Urushi Lacquered Handle

    $447.99
    $385.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

    $472.99
    $402.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

    $607.99
    $517.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCF Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with Dark-Green Micarta Handle

    $972.99
    $828.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 90mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $455.99
    $385.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $585.99
    $495.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $818.99
    $692.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCC Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with Striped Black Micarta Handle

    $936.99
    $792.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus CRW Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with White Stone Handle

    $585.99
    $495.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus CRW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with White Stone Handle

    $818.99
    $692.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus CRW Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 270mm with White Stone Handle

    $936.99
    $792.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Petty Knife(Utility) 150mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $519.99
    $439.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Nakiri(Vegetable) 170mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $585.99
    $495.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 180mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $585.99
    $495.99
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    Takeshi Saji R2(SG2) Black Damascus MCB Japanese Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with Black Micarta Handle

    $818.99
    $692.99