Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow Damascus gyuto 240mm with orange bone handle

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An immensely stylish piece of performance artwork, you'll be captivated by the rainbow damascus layering running through the length of this versatile bunka from one of Takefu knife village's most experienced blacksmiths and featuring a very limited edition full tang, orange cow bone handle.

First Impressions

We'll come onto beauty in a moment, first off this is without doubt an impressively sharp knife right out of the box and looking down the choil you can see a quality and consistent flat grind which will work efficiently and make clean cuts time after time. 


Obviously a large part of the magic of the rainbow damascus is its visual appeal and it definitely doesn't disappoint on this front. 

The layering running along the full length of the blade is created by alternating layers of brass and copper which form a cloud like pattern along the top of the blade and then switch to running the full length of the blade. 

Aesthetically, the rainbow damascus is a stunner.

In Hand

Depending on your preference, the lighter wa handle knives in this range tend to have a balance point close to the heel of the knife while the heavier full tang yo handles are certainly more significant in hand an that balance point sits further back.


There are two versions of the rainbow damascus knives (we also stock the carbon steel aogami) and the VG10 is a strong alternative offering a good level of edge retention and durability much like the carbon steel and it's a popular choice for a lot of blacksmiths because it's easy to work with and offers a durable and reliable cutting edge.

Ease of Care

This version of the rainbow damascus is easy to look after and maintain thanks to the stainless VG10 core and cladding so just follow our normal care instructions, wash and dry after use and show off your knife when you're not using it by storing it on a magnetic rack or block!

If you prefer a carbon steel, check out the aogami range.

Our Verdict

The rainbow damascus is a wonderful knife, it's beautifully made and presented and we have no doubt you'd be very happy when you open the box and start using it. 

Saji-san is a master blacksmith and these knives show attention to detail, sensational style and blade geometry across the range that performs at a high level and so while they're certainly showy thanks to that incredible subtle rainbow damascus - make no mistake, this is a high performance line of knives.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 243mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 378mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 50.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.89mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 274 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • Cladding Steel: Rainbow Damascus
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal rosewood wa or full tang cow bone
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: SAJ-0007-##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend using the magonlia gyuto 240mm saya to protect this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Takeshi Saji

A 3rd generation master blacksmith with more than 50 years experience and one of the founders of Takefu Knife Village, Takeshi Saji continues to craft some of the finest Japanese knives in the world and continues to work on improving his skills and technique to remain at the absolute top of his game.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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