Shigeki Tanaka – Blue 2 – Stainless Clad – Santoku

(1 customer review)



Shigeki Tanaka apprenticed at Takefu Knife village for three years. He moved back to Miki City where he is currently working at his Family shop. The Tanaka family originally started with sickles and other agricultural tools but focuses on Kitchen Knives that has gained a great reputation worldwide.

Tanaka-San hand-forges his knives in the traditional way, as it has been done for hundreds of years in Japan.



The Santoku is a multi-purpose knife with a blade profile that allows for great versatility and due to this as well as its smaller form factor, it has become very popular in Western kitchens.


Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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1 review for Shigeki Tanaka – Blue 2 – Stainless Clad – Santoku

  1. Dean Floyd

    On the Advice of Neil I got this magnificent blade! to say I am happy with it is a gross understatement. The patina that has formed is exquisite and the razor sharp blade is phenomenal. I will definitely be purchasing another knife from Kitchen Samurai. The five star rating come =s from the whole package Service, Quality Product and most of all Sales Knowledge. An absolute pleasure to deal with them!

    • Neil

      Hi Dean! Thanks for your review and your kind words! We couldn’t agree more, this is a special blade! Looking forward to supplying you with many more to come!

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