Mastercraftsman Takeshi Saji has been manufacturing knives in Takefu city for nearly 50 years and is considered one of the best traditional smiths in Japan. He creates many custom-designed knives using many different materials and we are delighted to sell some of his production knives. These feature VG-10 cores with Riveted Black Micarta Handles. These knives are sure to look good and work well in the kitchen. As all his knives are handmade, wait times and the stock availability of these items is extremely limited.
As these are hand-forged knives there may be slight differences from the images. These knives also come with a basic edge but do need to be resharpened before first use.
The small all-purpose knife that is known as the paring knife gets its name from its function. Pairing is defined as cutting away the outer surface and to removing the ends from either fruit or vegetables. Used for the preparation of fruit or vegetables in meals, other functions include the removal of cores, precision peeling, removing seeds to trimming meats.