Tanaka VG10 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Western Handle

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Shigeki Tanaka

Shigeki Tanaka has been making different types of knives in his workshop based in Miki city Japan. He joined his fathers workshop in 1999, and has been making knives ever since. Known for being skilful and creative, he works with almost all knifemaking steels, from high carbon like Aogami, to powder stainless steel. 

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The Tanaka VG10 Damascus series is the perfect choice for those looking for a beautiful knife with limited budget. While the price is low, the blade is still a typical Tanaka packed with value: stainless cladding with state-of-the-art VG10 core steel, along with the beautiful Tanaka geometry and profile.





182 g

Total Length

380 mm

Tip to Heel Length

245 mm

Blade Height at Heel

52 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel

2.7 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

1.5 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.6 mm


VG10 stainless core with stainless damascus cladding



Handle Design

Western pakkawood handle

Most of our products are handmade in Japan, and sometimes the one that you receive maybe slightly different to the photo. This is very common and in no way it will affect the performance of the product.

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