I don'tknow what to say? The pictures speak for them selves. Absolutely stunning 270mm R2 Rainbow Damascus Gyuto with a beautifully hand lacquered and painted Maki-e art Saya and handle. The painted detailing is done on top of many layers of Urushi nuri lacquer, using precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver. The Artist Kouichiro Tsukasa has carefully drawn this masterpiece by hand for us. We are fortunate to have 3 of these beautiful masterpieces that will only go up in value and stand the test of time. THERE ARE ONLY 4 OF THESE IN THE WORLD! Not only is 270mm rare enough but the knife it's self has an R2 high speed steel core. Takeshi doesn't normally do this but at our request he surpassed all expectation. Takeshi Saji is a leading forge Smith in Echizen region of Japan. He was born in 1948 in Takefu. In 1992 he was officially awarded the certificate for "Traditional Master Cratsman"  by the" Ministry of International trade and industry"He uses traditional techniques of hammer forging to achieve stunning designs with ultra hardness, durability and sharpness achieving up to 64Hrc with his great understanding and use of SG2 ( Super gold 2) or otherwise known as R2.This beautiful blade has an Hrc of 63 achieved with multilayers of copper, stainless steel and brass wrapped around a core of SG2 steel,creating what is called Rainbow Damascus or colour red Damascus. Blade  270mm GyutoTotal length without Saya 430mmWith saya 450mmWeight 270 grWeight with saya 550grHeel 53mmHandle 127mmBlade thickness at ferrule 2.8mmThis knifeshould never be used on bone or frozen produce.Look after the blade by washing,patting dry then applying  Camellia oil before storage. Available on site for £15.00Free delivery on this product and £800 insurance. Extra insurance available on request at cost.

270mm Takeshi Saji super Rare R2 Rainbow Damascus Gyuto