Shigeki Tanaka Black Damascus Gyuto + Petty Combo

Shigeki Tanaka Black Damascus Gyuto + Petty Combo

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Shigeki Tanaka started his blacksmith journey when he apprenticed in the Takefu knife village near Echizen city for three years. A region renowned for it's cutlery making and forging techniques he learned the intricacies of hand forging blades used for food production there. He later moved back to Miki City to continue his work at his Family's shop where they primarily made sickles and other agricultural tools. Now the shop focuses on Kitchen knives and has gained a reputation worldwide for producing some of the best knives available. This particular line of knives is made from SG2 (R2) powdered stainless steel and features a beautiful Damascus pattern. They have gorgeous walnut handles with pakka wood ferrules with impeccable fit and finish and outstanding edge retention and overall performance. These knives are a functional piece of art and would make a great addition to any collection.

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135mm Petty

This petty has a great feel in hand and is light and nimble while still having good stiffness and strength. The thin tang and added depth to the blade make this a great petty for small on the board tasks like shallots, garlic, and chives, but it wont get in the way when its time to break down a chicken or debone that pork shoulder. A great knife for home cooks to pair with a larger knife like a gyuto or santoku, and great for the professional for intricate prep or to leave on your station during service when you don't have room or time to set up a larger cutting board and pull out a larger knife from your roll.

210mm Gyuto

This Gyuto is an absolute dream to use. It is perfectly balanced (to our liking) and has a fantastic feel in the hand. The profile of the blade makes it a great up and down chopper and functions beautifully using a rocking motion. It has a nice thin blade but doesn't feel flimsy or weak for lack of a better term and is slightly blade heavy.

Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.


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