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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 7 reviews)

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Our Price: $135.00
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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

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  tanaka 240, September 29, 2016
    Posted By: Sam Diab

    So, i ahve had this knife for about a year and a half, and finaly got around to writing this reveiw. The tanaka 240 is an amazing knife, and an amazing deal. It takes a screaming sharp edge with little to no work. My only complaint was the handle. But, I ordered a new handle, installed it, and it is now my go to knife. you do have to be carefull, as it is a fully reactive blade, but with proper care and maintenence, it develops a beautiful patina.

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    4  Good knife, slightly rusted , August 30, 2016
    Posted By: Dakota santos - verified customer

    The knife has developed very little rust on the blade with only about 4 uses. Even with proper cleaning and drying after uses. Excellent knife however.

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    4  Crazy Value, July 11, 2016
    Posted By: Chris

    This is an excellent knife. Fit& finish is rough but if you spend 5-10 minutes with some sandpaper, you will end up with a knife that resembles (and performs!) like one costing nearly twice as much. HIGHLY recommended!

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    4  Great buy!, July 7, 2016
    Posted By: Kevin Henderson

    This is an amazing deal for quality blue steel. The edge OOTB is not amazing, but after 5 minutes on the stones it was razor sharp. It seems to be quite reactive though as it left a patina on the kurouchi finish, where my thumb was while I was sharpening. The handle is probably exactly what you would expect from this pricepoint, but I've already sanded mine down a bit around the plastic ferrel. The knife is blade heavy but not overly so. It chops through produce like a champ, even before I put a better edge on it. It seems like it is a nice middle of the road edge for cutting technique as I have tried push and rock cutting with no problems. This is my first carbon steel knife from CKTG, but it won't be my last. Want to make all your fellow cooks jealous without breaking the bank? This might just me the one for you.

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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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