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    Mr. Tanaka Has Passed Away

    Sorry, this is just a repost from KF, but on the other forum Mark mentioned that Mr. Tanaka has died. My first J-knife was a Tanaka (top knife). Just in case you don't check the other forum.

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    I read the other post previously. That being said. The loss of an amazing craftsman.

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    Damn. I agree, his work was pretty great. Hopefully his son can carry it on and keep the quality where it was.
    Regardless, it's very sad news.
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    Very sad news. My first J-knife was also a Tanaka. Tragedy.

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    Sad to hear this. My second and third J-knives were Tanaka.

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    His R2 damascus (IMO) is pretty damn good stuff, it gets sharpy sharp sharp.

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    His son, Shigeki san, is an awesome guy, as well. I corresponded some interest in his knives, and he sent me NINE to play with!!!! The R2 ' s are truly stunning.
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    Ummmm. WOW!
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    Yeah, this sucks.

    I wonder how old he was?

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