Traditional Forge-smith & Craftsman, Takeshi
Saji was born in 1948 in another knife City, Takefu of Fukui Prefecture,
where is famous for 700 years history of the Echizen Uchi-Hamono (Hammer
After graduating junior high-school, he has learned basic forging process
and technique for 3 years at the local Blacksmith Training School. He has
then engaged in knife making at the age of 18 under the strict supervision
of his master & father, Harukichi Saji, the second generation. At the
age of 30, he was told by his master that there is nothing more to teach
him, and allowed to make his own knives as a succession of the third generation.
In 1992, he was certified “Traditional Craftsmen” by M.I.T.I.
With his over 45 years of knife making experience, technique and unique
idea&design, his original and traditional forged custom knives are
well recognized in Japanese market, and now he is one of most well-known
and popular Forge-Craftsmen from Takefu City.
As you see many of Saji Custom Hunting Knife collections on our another web site JKD, his knives are always unique and have the
Since 3 or 4 years ago, Master Saji has been devoting
more time and energy for making custom kitchen knives. With his originality and ingenuity, his selections are gradually expanded. Like his Custom Hunting
Knife Collections, each of Saji Custom Kitchen Knives has unique looks and
Also, Saji Custom Hammer Forged Kitchen Knives
have high hardness, powerful looks and beauty. Plus, Master Saji’s unique
idea and design makes completely different tastes from other existing factory
Harmony of tradition and sensational design, wide
selections of Saji kitchen knives are now available!!