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.
The Gyuto is an essential for any professional and is the Japanese equivalent to a standard western style Chef's Knife. It is the most versatile knife available and can complete just about any task you toss it's way. Adept and slicing, chopping, mincing and can even be used quite effectively to break down larger fish. A great option for the home cook who feels comfortable using something of this length.