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ThEoRy
05-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Full o' win.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V33A2aEgHcw&feature=youtu.be

kalaeb
05-17-2013, 09:52 PM
I have always wanted to try a Tanaka western gyuto, looks very nice.

Thanks for the vid.

Crothcipt
05-17-2013, 10:21 PM
great vid., as usual Love all my Tanaka's (only 2 atm).

scotchef38
05-18-2013, 05:01 AM
Nice Tuna!

JasonD
05-19-2013, 02:54 AM
What steels do you have for the gyutos? I know the westerns are in R2 (SG2?) but the wa-handled ones don't look like they have any patina going on. Do you have a preference between Tanaka's VG10 and Blue steel?

ThEoRy
05-20-2013, 09:53 PM
The wa handled knives are also stainless R-2/SG2 (same thing) hence the no patina. Haven't tried Tanaka vg-10 and I may never just because I'm pretty much done with vg-10 in general. His blue steel is pretty great though.

mhenry
05-20-2013, 10:07 PM
Great vid. Watching that sure makes me want to try a yanagi.

jared08
05-20-2013, 10:11 PM
+1^ nice work

jai
07-05-2013, 09:15 AM
what is your sharpening progression for the yanagiba its wickedly sharp

panda
07-05-2013, 10:22 AM
tanakas rock!

panda
07-05-2013, 02:42 PM
Btw you need to get a ginsanko one to round out the family and I need to get one in r2.

ThEoRy
07-11-2013, 12:58 AM
what is your sharpening progression for the yanagiba its wickedly sharp

Gesshin 400, king 800 on the blade road. Then the edge gets gesshin 400 bester 1200, suehiro rika 5k, kitiyama 8-12k finished on felt with chromium oxide. The ura only touches the kiti unless I need to go down a notch or two for repain.

pete84
07-11-2013, 01:21 AM
Nice vid! Those Tanakas sail through product... you make it look easy

vinster
07-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Where can you get a R2 wa-gyuto? I've only seen the western handled ones.

ThEoRy
08-12-2013, 11:36 AM
I really don't know to be quite honest.