Tanaka R2 Gyuto 210mm Custom Rosewood Handle

348,00

An absolute one of kind from Shigeki Tanaka and Modern Cooking this particular Tanaka R2 Gyuto 210mm Custom features an in house designed Rosewood handle. Like the mainstream model it features a beautifully balanced blade with an R2 core steel and a unique Tanaka Damascus cladding.

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Product Description

This particular Tanaka R2 Gyuto is a Modern Cooking exclusive and a one of a kind. We are working with Shigeki Tanaka to make this a more permanent product on our site, but for now this is a one of a kind and is based of the Tanaka R2 Gyuto with Walnut Handle.

Tanaka Knives

Tanaka knives have been hand forging kitchen knives since 1946. Based in Miki-City just outside Osaka, Japan. Tanaka Knives was made famous by Kazuyuki Tanaka who along with his son Shigeki developed the SG2 range.

The Tanaka team consists of about a 5-man team who produce each knife completely by hand. The blades are all hand forged by Shegeki Tanaka, while the handles and sharpening is all undertaken by other members of this artisan team.

Shigeki Tanaka is a world-renowned Master Blacksmith and has now taken over Tanaka Knives from his father Kazuyuki. He is a fourth-generation master and produces several kitchen knife series including the SG2 Ironwood, SG2 Wa (Japanese style Handle), VG10 3D, and VG10 Wa.

Shigeki is considered an artist within the kitchen knife industry and a number of Michelin stared chefs choose to use a Tanaka kitchen knife as their primary knife. The Modern Cooking team have been working with Tanaka Knives for several years and we can highly recommend them.

Tanaka R2 Series

The R2 series blade is made in the same way as the famous Ironwood Series. The core consists of SG2 steel and is clad in 32 layers of stainless steel. It’s a Suminagashi or Damascus finish, which Shigeki Tanaka specializes in.

The only difference between the Ironwood series and the R2 series, apart from the handle, is the blade finish. The R2 series blades are not acid treated and so the Suminagashi finish is black or grey in color. This variation is only aesthetic in nature and has no impact on the quality blade.

The handle on this series, being a R2 style handle or Japanese style, is highly interchangeable. The series is available with a variety of octagonal handles including Walnut, Ebony, and Black Plywood, amongst others.

The R2 series comes in a variety of different blade types including Gyuto, Santoku, Nakiri, and Petty. Each of the blades are available in a variety of different sizes also.

We consider the R2 series one of the best value, and highest quality knives available. This is an artisan product, Shigeki Tanaka is a master blacksmith and this series of knives is absolutely fantastic!

Additional Information

Blade Type

Gyuto

Size

210mm

Core Steel

R2 / Super Gold 2 (SG2)

HRC Rockwell

64+

Handle Material

Rosewood

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