Recently recieved a Tanaka 240 ginsako gyuto and wanted to share the progress of this project.
New out of the box:
Choil shot: [ Thickness : ~2.6mm Height from handle: ~ 45mm]
Checking the grind:
Exposed high/low spots:
Very straight blade and claiming HRC 62.
The spine was very sharp OOTB and has been rounded
Choil was very sharp as well and has been smoothed some.
This is a knife I currently use in rotation for work and may be a slow paced project. Hopefully I can get the new handle installed in the next few months.
Handle is to be afzelia xylay with black buffalo horn and silver spacer.
I'm liking this one so far!