Tanaka Kazuyuki Hamono
Shigeki Tanaka R2/SG2 Kurosome Damascus 170mm Santoku with Ironwood Handle
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Used by 3-star Michelin chefs in Europe, and often sold for well over US$1,000 in many knife stores, this range of Tanaka knives with crafted ironwood handle are high-end knives forged for professionals. This handcrafted Kurosome Damascus Santoku by Shigeki Tanaka is hand-forged with R2/SG2 core steel, with 33-layer black-etched Damascus cladding. With the hardness of 63 HRC and a beautiful edge geometry, the knife delivers a smooth cutting performance. The blade is paired with a beautifully polished handle made of desert ironwood, fitted with mosaic pin decorations.
- Origin (Made in): Miki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Tanaka Kazuyuki Hamono
- Craftsman: Shigeki Tanaka
- Knife Type: Santoku
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): R2/SG2
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 63 HRC
- Hand-forged, hand-grinded, hand-sharpened
- Blade Finishes:
- Kurosome (Black Etched)
- Blade Length: 170mm (6.7")
- Blade Height (at heel): 47mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.3mm
- Middle: 2.2mm
- Premium Custom Handle
- Shape: Western-shaped
- Material: Desert Ironwood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 124mm
- Overall Length: 297mm
- Weight: 186g (6.56oz)
About Tanaka Kazuyuki Hamono 田中一之刃物
Tanaka's blade making started in the late Meiji era in 1904, by making sickles during the Russo-Japanese War. In 1946, Tanaka workshop started focusing more on kitchen knives, and in year 2000 with the 3rd generation Kazuyuki Takana (田中 一之) on the throne, the family business changed its name to "Tanaka Kazuyuki Hamono" and has been using this name since. Kazuyuki's son - 4th generation blacksmith Shigeki Tanaka (田中 誠貴) - started making blades with his father in 1994. The father and son team, having learnt traditional blade making in Fukui, started making knives with "Shigeki saku" and “Hideyuki saku” mark.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
From the intricate blade detail to the meticulous sculpting of the ironwood handle, this knife is a true work of art that will be enjoyed for the rest of my life.