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  • Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Santoku (universal knife), 165 mm
    Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Santoku (universal knife), 165 mm

    Kazuyuki Tanaka Santoku,

    This Japanese Santoku knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 Blue paper (non-stainless) carbon steel with a black Kurochi protective layer. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by…

    € 129,00
  • Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Kengata bunka (universal knife), 165 mm
    Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Kengata bunka (universal knife), 165 mm

    Kazuyuki Tanaka Kengata,

    This Japanese Kengata Bunka knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 Blue paper (non-stainless) carbon steel with a black Kurochi protective layer. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely…

    € 129,00
  • Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Nakiri (vegetable knife), 165 mm
    Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Nakiri (vegetable knife), 165 mm

    Kazuyuki Tanaka Nakiri,

    This Japanese vegetable knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 Blue paper (non-stainless) carbon steel with a black Kurochi protective layer. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by…

    € 129,00
  • Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Gyuto (chef's knife), 210 mm
    Kazuyuki Tanaka Tekka Gyuto (chef's knife), 210 mm

    Kazuyuki Tanaka Gyuto,

    This sturdy Japanese chef's knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 Blue paper (non-stainless) carbon steel with a black Kurochi protective layer. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged…

    € 229,00
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    Shigeki Tanaka VG-10 damascus petty (office knife), 150 mm
    Shigeki Tanaka VG-10 damascus petty (office knife), 150 mm

    Shigeki Tanaka Petty,

    This Japanese paring knife has a core of Japanese VG-10 stainless carbon steel with a beautiful damask (pattern forged) protective layer. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by master…

    € 179,00
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Tanaka

 

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The Tanaka family is a well-known knife-making family from Miki-city.

The Tanaka family has been working on the profession for more than 100 years. Father Kazuyuki (photo below) and his two sons Hideyuki and Shigeki (pictured right) are currently the most active in the smithy, we are pleased to offer both knives a number of knives.

The family started to forge samurai values ​​but after the Emperor forbade the wearing of swords in public in 1874, the Tanaka family switched to forging knives. All Tanaka knives are hand-forged and hand-honed. Shigeki-san mainly uses the stainless steel VG-10 steel in its knives but also makes a special series with Aogami steel in a Suminagashi protective layer (pattern steel), Hideyuki-san prefers Japanese Aogami steel (not rust resistant) with a black Kurochi protective layer.

The Tanaka knives are available with both Western handles and traditional handles:

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An example of a Hideyuki Tanaka-san knife

 

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And one from Shigeki Tanaka-san

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