I have always wanted to try a Tanaka western gyuto, looks very nice.
Thanks for the vid.
great vid., as usual Love all my Tanaka's (only 2 atm).
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?
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.
Great vid. Watching that sure makes me want to try a yanagi.
+1^ nice work
what is your sharpening progression for the yanagiba its wickedly sharp