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Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom
Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomTanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomTanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom
Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomTanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomTanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom

Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom

Item #: C1695

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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 traditional methods to make all of his knives.

The 210mm gyuto is without a doubt the most popular knife among home cooks. It is the perfectly sized blade for use in the home kitchen where cutting board real estate is at a premium. It possesses a lightness and nimble feel that allows for its use in all kinds of cutting, slicing, and chopping scenarios. The 210mm gyuto can fulfill the roles of most knives and together with a parer and bread knife, satisfy the basic cutting needs of most western chefs.

Tanaka has made this versatile cutter out of Hitachi Blue #2 high carbon steel. This is one of the most loved steels used in the making of Japanese kitchen knives. The steel is hardened to 60+ HRC and is clad with a softer stainless steel to add strength and give the blade an amount of shock absorption. This cladding is finished with a nashiji (pear skin) look.

There is a lot of high-quality craftsmanship apparent in this fine knife. The fit and finish are of a high standard and the grinds are very well executed. While it is of medium thickness at the spine it elegantly transforms into a finely crafted primary bevel which gets very thin behind the edge. The profile lends itself to rock cutters but not at the exclusion of other preferences. This custom octagonal handle is like putting a tuxedo on this great knife.

  • 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
  • Edge Length: 210mm
  • Blade Height: 50mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2.1mm
  • Weight: 4.7 ounces

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    5  Beautiful, October 10, 2018
    Posted By: Will

    Received mine just today, could not be more happy with this knife, the purple-blue handle is stunning, and the blade itself is a work of art. The balance and weight is spot on. I have fallen in love with this knife after only the first few uses.

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