Tanaka Ginsan

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  1. Sep 13, 2019 #1

    gregsa

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    Hi
    Does anyone know if the 240 Tanaka Ginsan is supposed to have a noticeable curve along the spine ?
    My 210mm is relatively straight.
    Cheers
    Greg
     
  2. Sep 14, 2019 #2

    LucasFur

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    I know exactly what your talking about (sarcasm)
    Knives change batch to batch, depending on apprenticeship /how the maker feels / who he’s making for. Pictures online can also be inaccurate, especially when professionally done or on retailers sites.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 #3

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    I have a couple different Tanaka gyutos. The spine is often not perfectly straight. On one the cladding is heavier on one side by the handle. On another, there is a slight twist to the entire blade (very slight) With a clad knife (more so, iron) there is some give and take, and you may be able to torque it a bit more straight by hand. I would say, if you don't notice it in use, or just by looking at it without close inspection, just accept it.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2019 #4

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    One if the Tanaka ginsans that i had a couple if years ago had a noticeably bent spine, it was able to straighten it by hand, I was surprised at how easy it was to bend.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2019 #5

    gregsa

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    Thanks for the reply's, After emailing James @ KNS its clear this batch of Tanaka Ginsans have a slight inward curve. James even took a photo of another knife to show me, More then happy with the knife. Great at work just like the 210mm I have.
    Cheers
    Greg
     

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