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Yoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mm
Yoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mm Yoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mmYoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mmYoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mm
Yoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mmYoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mmYoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mmYoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mm

Yoshikazu Tanaka Blue #1 Gyuto 180mm

Item #: OE-TY204
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Yoshikazu Tanaka is one of the most famous knifemakers in Japan. Tanaka-san works in Sakai City, forging knives for some of the top brands and chefs. He is particularly well known for his blue steel knives that he creates for one of the country’s top makers. He is universally lauded for his heat treatment and his forging skills. One aspect of his knives that is loved by all is a very unique clad-line between the hagane and jigane compared to other makers. He also usually has more core steel exposed than you would normally see on other blades.

The versions we are stocking are made from Blue #1 steel that have a soft iron jigane featuring a very nice kurouchi finish. The dark upper blade contrasts perfectly with the sand-blasted lower face along the shinogi. Some lovely kanji elements add to the refined look of the knife. That look is further enhanced by adding a very well-finished octagonal handle made from rosewood and colored pakka wood.

Like all Sakai knives, it also runs a bit shorter than advertised. Check our specifications below for actual measurements.

We are so pleased to be able to offer you these wonderful creations made by a true Master Blacksmith.

  • Blacksmith: Tanaka
  • Sharpener: Tsuyoshi Yauchi
  • Location: Sakai, Japan
  • Edge Steel: Blue #1
  • Cladding: Soft Iron Clad
  • Hardness: 62-64 HRC
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Colored Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.9 oz (138 g)
  • Blade Length: 169 mm
  • Total Length: 312 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.7 mm
  • Blade Height: 44.3 mm

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