We know the 240mm gyuto is the most popular choice for discerning home cooks, and Tanaka brings us a great one in the Sekiso Damascus version shown here. The beautiful Damascus cladding is made of soft, ductile iron to extend the life of your sharpening stones, and the Aogami #2 or blue paper #2 core steel will take really well to them (not that the visits will be all too frequent). With a Rockwell Hardness of 60, the edge will hold for substantially longer than any stainless steel Western blade could boast.
This knife is pretty lightweight with a really well ground convex blade, as Steve will tell you in the video below. Pairing this knife with the 135mm or 150mm petty from this line would create a great tag team on your cutting board and not leave you wanting for performance, quality, or raw visual appeal. This knife has a beautiful custom handle that adds to the stunning look of the blade.
Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
Location: Miki Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Weight: 8.4 oz / 235g
Blade Length: 243 mm
Overall Length: 395 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.26 mm
Blade Height: 55.03 mm
Handle: Custom as pictured
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