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>> Tanaka R-2 <<

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:03 am

Has anyone seen this sneak in? :mrgreen:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tar2dawa24no.html

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:24 am

Yeah, saw it there last week. Very tempting...if only it were at a different price.......

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:19 am

R-2 is a killer steel, I have the abalone handled version petty.

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Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:43 pm

SOOO MANY CHOICES FOR THE NEXT KNIFE!!!!!!!!!

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:09 am

That looks to sweet, I'd love to give that a spin.

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:15 am

Yup, I snagged one of the no handle ones a few weeks ago. The blade is ground much thinner than the Sekiso series overall. The Damascus is a deep etch and you can feel the layers. It adds a hair more friction in the cut, but not much. Cutting through stacked up bacon strips, the blade went thru nicely and the bacon stayed on the board when I was done cutting; it didn't stick and drag onto the blade. Onions, peppers, etc were no match. The R2 sharpens up fairly easily and takes a wicked edge and edge retention is excellent; I made a huge pot of chili and used it for all of the prep (bacon, peppers, onions, parsley, etc) and the edge still felt like I had just taken it off of the stones.

Bare blade and choil pics:
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After it was tricked out:
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Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:38 am

TAZ <> Have you spent anytime with a Shiro Kamo?

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:50 am

Not yet!

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:22 am

Taz really nailed the handle job on that Tanaka.
Looks like it cuts as good as it looks.
This is a real pro's blade for sure.

Re: >> Tanaka R-2 <<

Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:28 am

I really love that handle job. I have the same "wow" reaction to that koa each time I see those pics posted in different places. Love it.
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