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Shigeki Tanaka Blue 2 Damascus Santoku 165mm

$135.00 USD

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A relatively young but masterful 4th generation blacksmith, Shigeki Tanaka crafts his knives in a workshop in Miki City, Japan. He joined his fathers workshop in 1999, and has been making knives ever since. He has come to prominence with his R2 line, and excellent heat treatment and hard-wearing nature of his blades. Known for being skilful and creative, he works with almost all knifemaking steels, from high carbon like Aogami, to powder stainless steel. 

Best paired with a camellia oil, wooden saya and a 1000/6000 whetstone

Specifications
Style: Santoku
Blade Length: 165mm
Overall Length: 310mm
Weight: 134g
Blade Height @ Heel: 47mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.3mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core, Soft Iron Damascus Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Walnut
HRC: ~62

 

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The Santoku knife, a classic in Japanese kitchens, translates to "three virtues," symbolizing its proficiency in slicing, dicing, and mincing. With a shorter, versatile blade and a balanced design, it's ideal for a range of tasks, from cutting meat to chopping vegetables, making it a beloved all-purpose tool.

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Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Shigeki Tanaka

A relatively young but masterful blacksmith, Shigeki Tanaka crafts his knives in a workshop in Miki City, Japan. Known for being skilful and creative, he works with almost all knifemaking steels, from high carbon like Aogami, to powder stainless steel. His range of R2/SG2 Black Damascus had our jaws on the floor when we received our first shipment from him!

The first thing we noted was the impeccable presentation. A Palownia wooden box houses all his R2 knives and is lined with red velvet. The etching of these blades has left a dark, misty, striking Damascus pattern, and are dressed in Walnut handles. Beautifully thin grinds ensure fantastic cutting performance, and 64HRC guarantees phenomenal edge retention

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