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Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm
Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm
Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm

Tanaka Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm

Item #: TA-K240GY

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $135.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
The Tanaka Kurouchi line of knives are excellent values combining the rustic character of handcraftsmanship with the exceptional edge taking and edge holding of Aogami #2 at an extremely competitive price. As with all knives in this line, this 240mm gyuto is clad construction with the Aogami #2 steel core hardened to 62-63 HRC wrapped in a soft carbon steel cladding. While the rustic kurouchi finish does reduce oxidation, both the core and cladding steels are reactive so the knife will patina with normal use. The d-shaped handle is a utilitarian design made with ho wood and a black plastic ferrule. As these are handmade knives, each knife may differ from the posted specifications.

  • Weight: 6.2oz
  • Blade length: 243mm
  • Total length: 392mm
  • Spine thickness at base: 3mm
  • Blade height: 51.57mm

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    5  Excellent Work Horse, February 5, 2015
    Posted By: Richard RP

    First I'm not a Chef just a home cook who prefers Carbon Steel. This is not a pretty knife until you use it then it becomes VERY PRETTY . I bought this after buying the 210 mm and really liking the edge holding and sharpness of the Blue #2 steel . The Blue Steel will stain quickly though, but I've found the best Carbon Steel blades do .Both knives are blade heavy meaning the balance point is a couple inches ahead of the ferrule . The 240 mm is much bigger than the 210 mm, wider at the heel thicker spine, but good taper to the tip . It came very sharp right out of the box and all I did was polish the edge with 1 micron then .05 micron diamond spray on basal . For home use and if a Pro Chef who isn't worried about the handle both the 210-240 mm would be hard to beat . I have three other carbon steel chef knives that cost more, and are prettier but I rate these better for use . Think if you try these you will like them .

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    5  Product Review, September 25, 2014
    Posted By: Jon - verified customer

    Fantastic knife made by one of the rising stars of Japanese blade making.

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    4  Product Review, March 31, 2014
    Posted By: Umberto - verified customer

    This knife is a joy to use. I like to think of this knife as the project car. It's all there. But it needs lots of work on the stones. The handle is not that great.
    It's a knife with rustic charm. A thin cutting edge backed by a robust spine makes this a very food work horse candidate. 3 stars for fit finish and out of the box presentation. Solid 4 stars once the edges get polished up.
    Before you pass judgement on the blade, give it a chance.
    Carrots are no match :)

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