Tanaka Blue 2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm With Custom Octagonal Bubinga

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  1. bonesetter

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  2. kevpenbanc

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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 -

     
  4. bonesetter

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    Thanks guys

    It's out of stock at the moment, otherwise I would have pulled the trigger

    However, after far too much time searching to decide, I've just bought this

    Kohetsu AS Western Gyuto  


     
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    Nice choice. But take care: the pick looks like a 270 mm.
     
  6. bonesetter

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    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?
     
  7. millionsknives

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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!
     
  9. bonesetter

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    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