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Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom
Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomTanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomTanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom
Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomTanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomTanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom

Tanaka Nashiji Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom

Item #: TanakaCustom240
Our Price: $325.00
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Shigeki Tanaka is the son of master blade maker Kazuyuki Tanaka. Following the passing of his father, Shigeki took over the reins of the business and began forging a name for himself while continuing to further enhance the stature of the family business. He works with a small crew of artisans in a small workshop in Miki City, one of the epicenters of blade making in Japan. Tanaka-san continues to employ the traditional methods to make all of his knives.

This gyuto a great example of his skills with Blue #2 steel. Blue Paper #2 carbon steel is one of the most popular steels for the making of kitchen cutlery. Tanaka-san hardens it to 60+ HRC and clads it with a softer stainless steel to add strength and resilience. The cladding is treated with a nashiji (pear skin) finish.

These are medium weight knives that have a stiff and controlled feel. The blade is well proportioned with an overall cutting edge length of 244mm coupled to a 51mm blade height at the heel. The spine is quite thick above the heel but tapers to a very nicely realized thin tip.

These are really nice artisanal handmade knives that epitomize the blacksmith art. We are offering a limited number of these knives with custom handles create by some of our favorite woodworkers. We will update the picture to reflect the latest combination.

  • Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Location: Miki, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal by Brandon
  • Weight: 7.9 ounces
  • Edge Length: 244mm
  • Height: 51mm
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