Shigeki Tanaka R2/SG2 Damascus 170mm Santoku Knife with Custom Handle
Shigeki Tanaka is a young, passionate and highly skilled craftsman. Tanaka-San has gained his knife-making skill through training in Takefu, Fukui. With his exceptional craftsmanship, and unique yet traditional design, his knives offer something a bit different to the more common hammered Damascus knives.
This range is world famous for it's quality and performance being made from super hard stainless R2/SG2 core steel with a dark damascus layered finish, also stainless. The blade is astonishingly sharp and incredibly well made. A thing of beauty with it's traditional handle.
The handles are a limited run of customs made from stabilised Maplewood, so we only get a few, and when they're gone, they're gone.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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