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Lucretia
05-27-2013, 01:25 PM
This is a beautiful knife, and if there was room for drawer queens at my house, I'd keep it just to look at it. But I've decided that knives need a point on the end, so time for this one to go.

It's very lightly used, but not in brand-new condition, although it does come in the original box and with a certificate of authenticity. I did't like the way it felt going through food, so the damascus got polished down a little and there are some scratches from an attempt at a little bit of thinning (next to last photo). The damascus isn't as dramatic now, but the knife cuts better IMO.

Asking $360 shipped & insured, CONUS.

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Brad Gibson
05-27-2013, 01:48 PM
What is the length of your Nikiri? Really good looking knife glws!

knyfeknerd
05-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Beauty !
I'm guessing it's a 165mm. I don't know if I've seen this Tanaka in a 180mm.
GLWS

Lucretia
05-27-2013, 02:32 PM
165mm.

Lucretia
06-10-2013, 12:22 PM
Bump.

Justin0505
06-10-2013, 12:43 PM
Sweet knife. I got to play with a tanaka santoku a few years ago and it's still one of the prettiest knives I've ever held. If i hadnt just bought a $400 nakiri....

bkdc
06-10-2013, 09:59 PM
My Kazuyuki Tanaka suminagashi gyutos (both 210 and 240) with wa handles are the thinnest laser-like powdered steel knives in my collection. That nakiri is a looker. If only it were wa-handled...

Amon-Rukh
06-11-2013, 03:09 AM
That's a sexy knife for sure! Glws!

Crothcipt
06-16-2013, 02:52 AM
Surprised this is still here. For someone no longer with us, this knife is really cheap for a great blade.

Justin0505
06-16-2013, 04:54 AM
Surprised this is still here. For someone no longer with us, this knife is really cheap for a great blade.

What? no more Tanaka? I didn't know... That's very sad....

I really have no way of justifying buying this, but I'd love to check it out, so it whoever buys this would like it thinned, polished, and then re-etched and sharpened, I'd be happy to do it just for the chance to fondle this sweet little thing.

Timthebeaver
06-16-2013, 05:54 AM
What? no more Tanaka? I didn't know... That's very sad....



Kazuyuki Tanaka passed away, but his son (Shigeki) is continuing to make knives iirc.

Lefty
06-16-2013, 01:27 PM
Yeah, Tim is right. Shigeki is making them now, and dare I say it, might have even more skill than his talented teacher/father.

toomey8
12-31-2013, 08:53 AM
Is this knife still available? If so, please feel free to contact me at toomey8@gmail.com

Lucretia
01-03-2014, 12:08 PM
No, not available. When it didn't get snapped up right away, I started using it again. Why did I ever want to sell this knife? :D