Sakai Takayuki


Sakai Takayuki GINGA 69-layer ZA-18 Damascus Petty Knife, 150mm / 5.9"

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A stunning 69-layer damascus steel, over a special hard alloy ZA-18 stain-resistant blade core (HRC 61-63), for superb performance, sharpness, and spectacular good looks. Super handy Japanese style utility (petty) knife shape, and the octagonal wenge wood handle has a great size and very angular profile, for excellent comfort and control. The factory edge is VERY thin and sharp! Sakai Takayuki calls this new line "GINGA", meaning "galaxy".

Very lightweight: approx. 70g

Sharpened 50/50, so fine for right or left-hand use.

I'd recommend the fine ceramic hone for regular/daily maintenance of the edge. As with any knife, use the hone regularly and you'll keep the edge in good shape for a long time before you need to think about doing any serious refinishing of the edge with sharpening stones.

Note: the handle colour may vary. It is made of natural wood, and so variations and imperfections are to be expected and are not considered defects.

Also, just so you know, these knives look even better in real life... the handles and damascus blades are very difficult to photograph properly!

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Takayuki Ginga

Love this knife. Graduated from the 33 layer damascus, and happy I did. Very light handle, very sharp, and easy to use as a daily slicer. Paul had the best price that I could find in Canada, and fast free shipping.

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