Tsubaya Y. Tanaka Blue #1?

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myguidingmoonlight

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Looking for some info on these Blue #1 wide bevels on Tsubaya's site.

This first 210 mm Blue#1 in this link has what seems like Tanaka's little square stamp


Screenshot 2022-09-28 at 23-15-32 Blue #1 Carbon Steel Kurouchi Gyuto Bubinga Octagonal Handle.png


This knife is very similar to another Blue #1 on Tsubaya without the stamp but has options for a 270 mm size:


Screenshot 2022-09-28 at 23-21-47 Blue#1 Carbon Steel Kurouchi Gyuto Japanese Yew Octagonal Ha...png


Can anyone confirm if these are Tanaka's Blue #1? Because these are at a very good price, and I'm itching to try them out.
 

myguidingmoonlight

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I was checking these the other day too but shipping costs were kinda expensive.
I heard the grind on these Tsubaya Tanaka wide bevels are good, if these are made by Tanaka, then it's a good bargain compared to some of the pricier Y. Tanaka Blue 1 out there.

I bought the 270 to try it out and paid $430, including shipping.
 

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I owned a 240 briefly. Hefty feeling but they are outrageously thin behind the edge. Classic example of the wide bevel Sakai gyuto. Highly recommended!
 

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I owned a 240 briefly. Hefty feeling but they are outrageously thin behind the edge. Classic example of the wide bevel Sakai gyuto. Highly recommended!
Hearing this just makes me more excited, this is my first 270 Sakai gyuto. One of my favorite Sakai knives ever was the 210 Kagekiyo White #2, however it was too small for me.
 
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