Shigeki Tanaka Western Ironwood 3 Piece Set - The Cook's Edge

Shigeki Tanaka Western Ironwood 3 Piece Set

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Gyuto: A general-purpose knife that most chefs would say they could not do without. This knife is the Japanese knife makers answer to the western “chef knife”. Gyuto translates to “cow blade”. They are generally tall at the heel, flat throughout, and rounded toward the tip of the knife for rock chopping. I use my gyuto for just about anything, from butchering fish, to brunoise veg, to cutting the cake. Any good chef will tell you to buy a quality Gyuto first, and build the the rest of your knife kit around it.

  • Steel: R2 Powder Steel
  • HRC: 63~64
  • Edge Length: mm
  • Height at heel: mm
  • Spine thickness above heel: mm
  • Weight: grams
  • Handle: Custom Ironwood Handle
  • Shape: Gyuto
  • Finish: Damascus
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Construction: 
  • Knife Line: R2 Damascus Custom Western
  • Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Origin: Miki City, Hyogo

Petty: Often called paring or utility knife, the petty knife is made for smaller cutting tasks. An indispensable tool in any knife kit, it excels at cutting herbs, slicing garlic, dicing shallots, peeling fruit & veg, and even boning certain cuts of meat or breaking down poultry. Petty knives can vary in size (75mm -210mm) and shape.

Knife specs are taken from a randomly selected knife. These specs may vary from knife to knife due to the handmade nature of our products.

  • Steel: R2
  • HRC: 63~64
  • Edge Length: 150mm
  • Height at heel:  
  • Spine thickness above heel:
  • Weight: 
  • Handle: Westen Ironwood
  • Shape: Petty
  • Finish: Etched Damascus
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Edge bevel: 50/50
  • Construction: 
  • Knife Line: R2 Western Ironwood
  • Maker: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Sharpener/Grinder: Tanaka Hamono
  • Origin: Miki, Hyōgo, Japan

Nakiri: A double bevel knife designed specifically for taking care of vegetable prep. The nakiri is quite recognizable for it’s flat profile and squared off nose. This shape is designed for the push/pull chopping and slicing style. Generally these knives are ground quite thin for refined chopping, an entremetier essential.

Knife Specs:

  • Steel: R2 Powder Stainless
  • HRC: 63-64
  • Edge Length: 170mm
  • Height at heel: 49.17mm
  • Spine thickness above heel: 2.1mm
  • Weight: 199g
  • Handle: Western Ironwood
  • Edge/Bevel: 50/50
  • Shape: Nakiri
  • Knife line: R2 Damascus 
  • Finish:Nickel  Damascus
  • Maker: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Place of Origin: Miki City, Hyogo