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Tanaka Blue 2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm With Custom Octagonal Bubinga

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Been looking at this knife as an option

 

http://www.knivesandstones.com/tanaka-blue-2-damascus-gyuto-240mm-with-custom-octagonal-bubinga-handle/

 

Everything was looking good until I noticed the width at top of heel - 3.8mm

 

It does taper (to 2.8 middle of blade and then carries on to 1.1)

 

Is this really as wide as it seems (to my un-trained eyes)?

 

And anything else I should be aware of?

 

Thanks as always

post #2 of 9
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.
post #3 of 9

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 -

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

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 

 

post #5 of 9

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

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by ordo View Post
 

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?

post #7 of 9

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

post #8 of 9

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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Originally Posted by ordo View Post
 

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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