Chukabocho - Sugimoto 6 vs Ginga

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  1. Feb 16, 2020 #1

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    Whoa. That’s pretty cheap
     
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    I was really happy w ginga cleaver for the price. The F&F is pretty superior to anything else at the price.

    Id love to go big baller and get a Watanabe cleaver but it’s hard to justify.
     
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    Yeah I tried to look up the brand but it didn’t show up anywhere else - lots of results for Tanaka though came up and now that they mention it it does sort of look like one of his
     
  6. Feb 16, 2020 #6

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    Its a Tanaka
     
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    You gotta buy it and tell us all about it. Would be nice if more pics were available.
     
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    Size of kanji compared to blade looks a bit more like a large nakiri than a cleaver proper.
     
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    It looks to be somethig around a 180x75 ?
     
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    Whenever you search “cleaver” on the site it pops up.
    Yeah, more info is needed.
     
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    I'm totally buying one of these
     
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    I love how the 2nd picture is so blurry and out of focus, like the seller truly does not give a f
     
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    I wouldn't argue with that sizing @Xenif I'm pretty happy at home with things of about that size but if I thought I was getting a properly sized chuka I might be pretty hot.
     
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    Yeah I actually prefer that size for home use over something like a 1301 CCK
     
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    No 220x64mm nakiris for Xenif? :dancingcow:
     
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    Looks like a mini cleaver, probably why there’s no specs.
     
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    I would be all over an ashi if it were me. That Tanaka looks pretty cool though. I’m more of a large nakiri guy than cleaver if I’m using something in that shape. For that price wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot though. I’m sure someone would scoop it off you if you don’t like it.
     
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    Bought the Tanaka, yeah that was one of my concerns — no measurements so it might be a small one, maybe Sugimoto CM4030 size. I still want a full size 220x110 or similar though. I’ve been using my CCK a lot recently, which is why I’m looking for more, but I’m not sure enough that I’m a cleaver guy to get something like a Wat, Heiji, Saji, etc.
     
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    Well if you dont end up liking it I'll probably take it off your hands.
     
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    what a find! Indeed a Tanaka - 紅秀之作. Do post specs and sizing when you receive it. 160USD never seen a “chuka” at that price


     
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    the neck is kind of long on that tanaka, i would say the sugimoto is the better buy.
     
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    Got the Ginga too. And if I like it probably the Sugimoto will follow, maybe in a #7 size
     
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    The Sugimoto No.7 is a beast but I use mine a couple of times a week for mincing fish, poultry and pork very fine for various dishes. Its not a good general purpose knife but its great for certain things that require a heavy blade.
     
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    I need a knife that is tall, thin, and stainless, I was thinking maybe a cleaver would make sense so I'd really wanna know how you find that Tanaka G3 @GorillaGrunt ;)
     
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    I don't see any prices.
     
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    Loving the Ginga. Tanaka just got here today and I am surprised.

    It’s definitely a S. Tanaka, full size 220x110. Not thin at all though, not ground like a Tanaka or actually any Chinese style cleaver I’ve seen. 660g and more like a Sabatier butcher cleaver. So I’m not sure if it’s a butcher cleaver, a heavy mincing knife or what but it’s certainly not an all purpose slicing knife. I’m going to see what uses I can find for it and consider having it drastically thinned by my local knifemaker; I’ve undertaken a few projects with stones that could have been more suited to a belt grinder but this one is definitely a no-go!

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    Interesting, didnt expect full size or a thick grind. Glad I bit the bullet on the long customs wait on a cck instead.
     
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    Hideyuki is Shigeki's younger brother if im not mistaken. I have a Hideyuki 180 Gyuto.
     
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    Turns out to be a heck of a line knife. Of course I have a big station though
     

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