migaki=blue #2, kurouchi=v2 in general for kochi
as promised, tanaka rehandle family pics:
ginsanko 270 gyuto (pakkawood ferrule, rosewood handle)
blue #2 210 gyuto (linen micarta ferrule, cherry handle)
blue #2 105 petty (all linen micarta w/ g10 spacer)
next time we work together i want to see these!
so i took these blue tanakas to the stones today, only down to 1000 then finish on synthetic aoto (very little on this one) strop with cbn (cubic boron nitride) spray, and i dont know if i was doing something wrong but there were long strips of wire coming off the blade with very little pressure applied. this is the sharpest edge i've ever ended up with, kudos to blue carbon steel!
did the vinegar bath on the 210 as well, but only 2 dunks of 5min each this time and the results were much better. then tried to patina with hot chicken. after scrubbing off the gross brown stuff ended up with mild blue/green/yellow colors. the acid patina thing really does offer some protection from reactivity i guess. cleaned and sliced quite a few brussels sprouts with the petty and left it there for 15min with no reactivity what so ever.
I got to see these things at work the other night and they are insanely nice! That little petty with the vinegar etch/patina was cool looking with the black micarta handle.
Nice, how is the grind on the Ku version?
tanaka should expand that kurouchi line...
panda how is the grind of the ginsanko versus the blue 2? Ginsanko still a laser and beautiful slicer? Also has anyone used the VG10 Tanaka? Blade looks identical to blue 2, but with a yo handle (at least on ebay).