Shigeki Tanaka Ginsan gyuto 240mm EN


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Shigeki Tanaka Ginsan gyuto 240mm

The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife, a very versatile blade.

History and curiosity

Shigeki Tanaka is the fourth generation blacksmith. After his great-grandfather, Mr. Gentaro, started making sickles in the Meiji period, the men in the family specialized in traditional sickles.

Mr. Tanaka was trained in the city of Takefu to become a blacksmith. After three years of training, he joined the family factory in Miki City in 1999 and began manufacturing kitchen knives.

A few years ago, after the death of his father, Tanaka took over and now the company only focuses on high quality kitchen knives. He has four people working with him at the factory and all the knives are handmade. Due to his excellent skills, Shigeki Tanaka is one of the most recognizable blacksmiths in Miki Town.

The blade

Having a san-mai structure, this blade is forged with a Ginsan steel core and a stainless steel coating.

The handle

Made entirely by hand, the handle is made of stabilized and dyed black ash burl, pearly resin spacer, maple burl ferrule and bottom cap.

Technical sheet

Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka

Finish: Nashiji

Steel: Ginsan

Hardness: 62 +- 1 HRC

Type: gyuto

Blade length: 24.2 cm

Heel Thickness: 2.6 mm

Tip Thickness: 0.2 mm

Blade height: 5.16 cm

Weight: 202 gr

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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