Tanaka Yoshikazu from JNS

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    it’s also monosteel, which is interesting.
     
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    Says iron clad in the description.
     
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    it says zenko on the stamp
     
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    I looked hard for the cladding line and can't see one. Maybe Maksim can confirm
     
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    IMHO a great profile, not a fan of the sakai laser-type choil shot tho

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    I'm not really in the market for a new knife right now, but I think my next purchase will be a tall laser. This one is 55mm. Sounds perfect. Can't to hear how people like them.

    Edit: just looked at the price. Yikes! That's a lot for a laser.
     
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    Yeah likewise. Seems at odds with other knives on a website largely dedicated to natural stone polishing
     
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    I’d rather pay a little more and get a Tanaka from somewhere else. Ctkg is getting cheaper Tanakas in soon as well
     
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    'Knives dedicated to natural stone polishing' - I would rather think they are dedicated to cutting. There is no 'conflict of interest' with monosteel knives on JNS :)
     
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    That profile looks killer to me. The price, on the other hand...
     
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    Pretty inexpensive for a Tanaka.
     
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    These Tanakas are the same Tanaka of Konosuke Fujiyama and not the K&S Tanaka, right?
     
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    Can you provide a link or sample of the Tanakas you are talking about that are different than K&S.
     
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    at 55mm tall and with a laser grind I would be concerned with food release being really poor.
     
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    It looks pretty similar to Konosuke FM except the height.
     
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    I bought one. I’ll let y’all know how it performs. It will go through hard root vegetables very well without a doubt
     
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    Razorsharp sells white #2 yozhikazu tanaka kurouchi gyutos.
    Mine is 240mm long 53mm tall @ 450 Singapore dollars its amazing value. Maybe best cutter out of all my knives.
     
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    Maksim sent me a few photos of the knife because I was afraid of overgrind. I bought a few Sakai knives from a reputable vendor and they had overgrinds.

    From the photos Maksim sent me, it definitely looks like there is no lamination line, therefore it being monosteel. I’m not 100% though, just postulating.

    Can’t wait to touch it up on a natural and play with it!

    Ps. I’m on my phone rn, but it looks like I need a computer to upload photos and it’s kind of a hassle. Sorry people!
     
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    Yeah I think they are copying Konosuke in some regard here, maybe even more the FT laser/grind than the FM.

    JNS profile actually looks better than Kono (IMHO) but profiles are always subjective.

    Keep in mind also it's really hard to duplicate a 51 profile with 55 heel height because of the trigonomerty.
     
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    Is this the cladding line?
     
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    @labor of love ahaha, we literally have the same taste in knives. Last week I asked Hitohira if the 240mm version of that Tsubaya Tanaka would come back in the future and they said yes.
     
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    So not to derail this thread, but does the Tanaka that K&S sell have anything to do with the Tanaka blacksmith from this line and the knives labor of love linked?
     
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    K&S is Shigeki Tanaka. JNS is Yoshikazu Tanaka (blacksmith for konosuke fujiyama). They are different smiths.
     
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    It's very strange that the stamp says zenko (monosteel).
     
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