Tanaka Blue 2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm With Custom Octagonal Bubinga

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I picked up a 240 from metal master a bit over 2 years ago, the equivalent measurements on that are 3.3, 2.6 and 1.3.
I don't know if that extra half mil makes a difference, but I don't feel that the knife is particularly fat or anything. Definately no anorexic laser, it's a solid peace of steel.
FWIW, I picked up a 240 Ginsan from James recently and for me the Ginsan is a better cutter and all round knife. Not that there's a lot in it.
 
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It's thick only at the tang juncture where it fits into the handle.  It really tapers down at the choil.  That's an excellent knife I gifted mine to my best man a few years ago.  I get to use it when we visit and I think about getting another one some day.  That's also a good price for a custom handle.

Video review -

 
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Nice choice. But take care: the pick looks like a 270 mm.
Thanks for the thumbs up - good to have that

The knife hasn't shipped yet (from Mark @ cktg) I don't think. Do you think I should shoot him an email and check re sizing?
 
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My guess is that it is the same picture used for all the gyutos in this line.  It's unlikely he'd send you a bigger knife (more expensive) for the price of a 240
 
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It's the same pick for all of them, a 270 mm. in my eyes.

240 mm. is like a perfect home cook knife size. Hope you enjoy it.

And don't change your mind again, please!
 
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It's the same pick for all of them, a 270 mm. in my eyes.

240 mm. is like a perfect home cook knife size. Hope you enjoy it.

And don't change your mind again, please!
He he. From reading (far too many now) threads here and elsewhere, it seems a common progression to move from German to Japanese/French.

I started out with a 8" Victorinox and then a 10" Welch which I really enjoyed, being the first 10" I had used.

I just wish I had cancelled that Shun order before it got sent
 

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