Yoshikazu Tanaka is a highly regarded master blacksmith in Sakai. With more than 50 years of experience under his belt, he is among the most elite group of iconic masters like Kenji Togashi, Yoshikazu Ikeda and Itsuo Doi.
With Konosuke Fujiyama FM as his most famous works, Tanaka-san is well known for his excellent heat treatment and his forging skills. Knives made by him are featured with a wavier cladding line between the hagane and jigane, and often has more core steel exposed.
|210 mm||240 mm|
|Weight||171 g||196 g|
|Total Length||347 mm||385 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||203 mm||233 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||52 mm||54.5 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||3.0 mm||3.0 mm
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||1.7 mm||1.8 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip||1.0 mm||0.9 mm
Steel type: White 1 Core with Iron Clad
Grind: Convex Grind
Hardness (HRC): 62-64
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.