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    WTB: R2 Damascus Tanaka

    Hey guys,
    looking to try out some of Tanaka's r2 steel. I'm open to styles and lengths. Send me a price if you're looking to sell. Also open to putting together a trade if I have something you're interested in.

    Thanks guys!
    Erik

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    Have you checked Tosho's sub-forum?

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    Chuboknives has a good selection of Tanaka R2 knives. They have them listed as SG2 but in this thread here http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...and-SG-2-steel Theory posts a message he received from Shigeki Tanaka himself.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Shigeki responded to my question, here is his response.

    Hi there
    "Super Gold 2", "R2" is the official name of the nickname among knife enthusiasts.
    Although different finish, both exactly the same thing.


    So there's his take on it.
    Regardless of whether or not they in fact are the same steel, any knife made by Tanaka will be the same regardless of which of the two they are listed as, since he considers them to be the same steel.

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    I just traded mine, but I can tell you that his R2 is amazing. Great to sharpen, great to use. Good luck.

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    thanks for the info guys, anyone ever buy one from here http://www.thebestthings.com/knives/tanaka.htm ? Of course, I'm still looking to buy one from a forum member

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    I haven't bought a tanaka from tbt, but I got a nogent from them. There was a slight problem and they really sorted me out well, at their cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramenlegend View Post
    thanks for the info guys, anyone ever buy one from here http://www.thebestthings.com/knives/tanaka.htm ? Of course, I'm still looking to buy one from a forum member
    I've bought more that one knife, including a Tanaka. No problems.

    I've also bought from Tosho Knife Arts, and you should consider them as well:

    https://toshoknifearts.com/shop/knives/brand/tanaka
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    I've bought a couple of Tanakas from TBT. No problems at all.
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    KKF comes through again! Thanks everybody, Thread can be closed

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