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Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:32 pm

Not a new arrival, but it's been a while since they've been in stock.

The 210 and 270 are in stock as I write this: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakaginsan.html.

Re: Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:58 am

I love my 240 was thinking of picking up the 210 version as a line knife

Re: Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:09 pm

Yeas, the 210 would make for a light, nimble, stainless, not too expensive line knife.

Re: Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:19 pm

I picked up a 150 petty tanaka ginsan, elsewhere, and man oh man is that a terrible handle. The plastic ferrule is a major step down from the rest of the handle, and is all splintered and unevenly sanded. I don't especially care because it was absurdly cheap, I would gladly pay 50 dollars more for if it even if it had no handle. Awesome steel, good geometry, was fun to sharpen. And one of few 150 wa petties on the market in a good stainless. My other option was a 200 dollar kanehiro ginsan, which I'm positive is way better, but about 4 times the price.

I believe it was stated that the gyutos mark carries have better handles with buffalo horn ferrules. Good on you Mark.

Re: Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:22 pm

Really really like the nashiji finish on these. I'm thinking it's my favorite aesthetic finish on any knife.

Re: Tanaka Ginsans are back in stock

Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Some sanding on the spine and choil and this is a awesome knife . Its light has great grinds best knife in this price range IMO
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