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Eric
05-25-2013, 02:35 AM
After reading the thread recently about these, ordered one. First impression-pretty poor fit and finish, dull as can be. But I expected this. I didn't expect how light the knife was going to be. Anyway, I removed and refit the handle, thinned, sharpened sanded a bit and did a quick etch. 15529155301553115532

knyfeknerd
05-25-2013, 02:48 AM
Which steel is this one? Did you get it from metalmaster?

Eric
05-25-2013, 02:55 AM
Haha: totally spaced! It's the stainless from metal master! :thankyou:

knyfeknerd
05-25-2013, 02:58 AM
So I bought the 240, which looks really similar to the profile on your 210. panda got the 270, which has a much better profile, it's not quite so tall at the heel. It's a great value no matter what!
Great steel, just needs a little TLC OOTB!

ThEoRy
05-25-2013, 03:00 AM
Ginsanko or vg-10?

knyfeknerd
05-25-2013, 03:02 AM
Ginsanko baby!

Eric
05-25-2013, 03:23 AM
Yes ginsanko with a funky "pear like" cladding. Totally agree, great value, definitely needs a bit of work. Heel is a bit high, but I like the overall profile. Gets super sharp. Used 400, 1000, red aoto progression on secondary and primary bevels. Asymmetric right sided grind. Look forward to getting to know this one better! Can't overemphasize how light this thinkg is, and its no laser.

labor of love
05-25-2013, 04:18 AM
is that the bolsterless western or wa handle? im on the verge of picking up the western version. im curious about the handle quality either way.

cclin
05-25-2013, 05:06 AM
I just notice most blue#2 Tanaka knives made by Shigeki Tanaka & all Ginsan(Silver 3) Tanaka knives are made by Hideyuki Tanaka & kazuki tanaka made some vg-10+blue#2. they all family members of Tanaka cutlery. anybody notice any different profile/grind between blue#2 and Ginsan gyuto??
Erik, Ginsan(Silver 3) is stainless & it won't reactive food. i'm curious why you want to etch the blade?? just for cool looking??

Eric
05-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Yes, just for aesthetics. I think the contrast is cool looking. Just playing around. Wa handled, standard ho with horn d shape.

panda
05-25-2013, 04:20 PM
the blue # series has a much different grind, very thin. profile has less belly as well.

keithsaltydog
05-25-2013, 06:05 PM
Yes ginsanko with a funky "pear like" cladding. Totally agree, great value, definitely needs a bit of work. Heel is a bit high, but I like the overall profile. Gets super sharp. Used 400, 1000, red aoto progression on secondary and primary bevels. Asymmetric right sided grind. Look forward to getting to know this one better! Can't overemphasize how light this thinkg is, and its no laser.

Cool Eric I kind of like that funky pear cladding,do not mind project knives either.Assem. edge should be a good cutter,give us an update after you have used it a bit.

cclin
05-25-2013, 07:51 PM
the blue # series has a much different grind, very thin. profile has less belly as well.

yap, I like Shigeki Tanaka's work better....