Tanaka Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm

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Forged in the workshop of Shigeki Tanaka the migaki finish tapers all the way down to the cutting edge and highlights the kanji on both sides of the blade beautifully.

Performance

The relatively tall profile and smooth tapering create a good edge from the start and the knife is easy to hold and well balanced. There's a lot to like and enjoy when using this and you can feel the experience and skill that's gone into the making of it.

Beauty

With two finishes in the Blue #2 range - the "migaki" which is a polished finish that isn't quite as highly polished as a mirror finish and the "nashiji" which is essentially a kurouchi finish but much smoother you have some nice options and contrast. Depending on your preference the finishes are both well done and smooth in hand. 

Comfort

A traditional octagonal wa handle in rosewood with a black pakka ferrule is well fitted and the blade finish around the heel is ever so slightly rounded off to make it a very comfortable knife to hold and manouver. 

Durability

Blue #2 is widely used and popular among many blacksmiths because it is easy to sharpen and retains an edge well so when paired with a stainless cladding the knife will last well and be something you'll be reaching for time and again. 

Ease of care

As the core steel that forms the cutting edge is reactive, it will develop a beautiful patina over time and use but beyond that, caring for the knife and maintaining its sharpness is as easy as rinsing and drying after use and honing it with a ceramic rod to keep the edge in top condition.

Value for money

Shigeki Tanaka has made this range to sit perfectly at a price point that allows for the use of a popular and robust steel that takes and holds an edge well and performs excellently without being too costly so it's a perfect range to consider as a first knife or an addition to an existing collection. 

 

Technical details

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What you get

Each knife is sold with a card presentation box and an additional inner card sleeve to further protect the blade.

Blacksmith Profile

Shigeki Tanaka

A fourth generation blacksmith, Shigeki Tanaka and his small workshop based in Miki City are highly regarded for their skill and experience which has been passed down through the generations.

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