Home > Knife Types > Gyutos > Gyutos 240mm > Tanaka Ginsan Gyuto 240mm
Tanaka Ginsan Gyuto 240mm
Tanaka Ginsan Gyuto 240mm
Tanaka Ginsan Gyuto 240mm

Tanaka Ginsan Gyuto 240mm

Item #: TA-G240GY

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

Read Reviews | Write a Review
Our Price: $150.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
Qty:
We are very proud to be the first US company to import Mr. Tanaka's knives and we know that you will be thrilled with the quality workmanship of these traditional, hand-forged knives. This series is made with Ginsan steel, a super high quality Hitachi steel, that will take a wicked sharp edge and last forever. The 240mm gyuto is probably our most popular size and style knife on the site and is used by professional and home cooks alike. Long and tall enough for larger jobs, it also has a fine point for more detailed work. This will quickly become your favorite knife!

  • Maker: Tanaka
  • Steel: Ginsan
  • Type: Gyuto
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Size: 240mm
  • Handle: "D" Shaped Ho Wood
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
  • Hardness:HRC62
  • Blade length: 248mm
  • Total length: 394mm
  • Weight: 6.2oz
  • Spine thickness at base: 2.72mm
  • Blade height: 53.38mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Product Review, January 30, 2015
    Posted By: Steven

    Wow! This is such a great value for the type of steel and the grind of the knife. The entire knife feels very firm in the hand with almost no flex in the blade. However, it's thin enough behind the edge to glide through product with ease. Although some have mentioned fit and finish, I find the spine and choil were much smoother than my Shun knives and only took a couple of minutes to smooth to my liking. The blade height is significant as well - it's not as close to the board as my other Japanese gyutos which is fine for me since I have larger hands anyway. As the product video mentions, the knife does run a bit blade heavy in terms of balance point; it's not too far ahead, but it does make the knife feel more significant than some of the other laser style knives.

    Overall, I am super impressed with this knife and the artistry of the blacksmith really shows. This is now my go-to knife and is the ginsan steel is so much easier to sharpen than my other VG-10 knives. The nashiji finish works well and looks amazing (my wife says it's one of the prettiest knives that I own).

    As always, Mark and Sue are the best: the knife arrived quickly, perfectly wrapped, and ready to go out of the box.


    Was this rating helpful to you?   Yes No
    4  Product Review, September 30, 2014
    Posted By: Keith - verified customer

    The geometry of this knife over 50mm spine to heal & high grind, thin behind the edge make it excellent with forward push cuts. The tall blade gives it almost a cleaver feel. The handle is not bad good finish on the Ho wood and real buffalo horn not plastic. The Ginsan core steel takes a razor edge on the stones and is easy to sharpen. At 62 hrc. has good edge holding. The spine and choil can use rounding for more comfort with pinch grip. It is an easy fix.
    Hand forged, excellent geometry, chiseled Kanji a lot of knife for the price.


    Was this rating helpful to you?   Yes No
    5  Product Review, September 30, 2014
    Posted By: Keith - verified customer

    The geometry of this knife over 50mm spine to heal & high grind, thin behind the edge make it excellent with forward push cuts. The tall blade gives it almost a cleaver feel. The handle is not bad good finish on the Ho wood and real buffalo horn not plastic. The Ginsan core steel takes a razor edge on the stones and is easy to sharpen. At 62 hrc. has good edge holding.

    The spine and choil can use rounding for more comfort with pinch grip. It is an easy fix.

    Hand forged, excellent geometry, chiseled Kanji a lot of knife for the price.


    Was this rating helpful to you?   Yes No
    5  Product Review, December 18, 2013
    Posted By: Scott - verified customer

    I absolutely love this knife.
    - It feels solid and beefy but is still nimble and light enough for my tastes.
    - Very thin behind the edge.
    - Denser and smoother ho wood than any of my other wa-handled knives.
    - Ginsanko is a dream to sharpen compared to other stainless.


    Was this rating helpful to you?   Yes No
    Click here to review this product
    (Reviews are subject to approval)
    Recently Viewed Items
    Home Close Back
    Free Shipping On All Domestic Orders Over $60 Click HereLearn More About Free Shipping