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Which Yanagiba should I choose?

Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:22 am

Dear sir,
I'm writing to express my desire to buy tanaka kasumi Yanagi 270 MM, so i want to know if there is a lot of difference between this knife and Masamoto KK yanagi.... which is better? could you give me an advice please?

your's sincerely


Re: Which Yanagiba should I choose?

Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:27 am

They're both good yanagis. The Masamoto has nicer finishing of the blade but I actually prefer the Tanaka because he uses better steel. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakabasic.html

I also really like the fact that Shigeki Tanaka runs a small business with just a few employees and controls the entire process from heat treating to shaping and finishing his knives. They're excellent values.

A third knife you should consider in the price range are the Kaneshige yanagibas. Love those knives. Great work at this price level.
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