The most recognisable blacksmith from Miki City - Shigeki Tanaka.
Tanaka san is the fourth generation blacksmith in Miki, Japan. After his great grandfather, Mr. Gentaro, started making sickles in Meiji Period, the family men (Tanaka’s grandfather and father) specialized in traditional sickles.
His knife-making path began in the city of Takefu (the current city of Echizen in Fukui Prefecture), where Mr. Tanaka was trained to be a knife blacksmith. After three years of training, he joined his family’s factory in Miki City in 1999 and started making kitchen knives.
Brand : Shigeki Tanaka
Blade : Aogami #2 青鋼2號
Handle : Octagonal Walnut
Bevel : 50/50
Length : 150mm
HRC : 61-62
Weight : 83g
Blade Height : 34mm
1.Do not attempt to cut frozen item or bones as it may result chip or worst.
2. Remember to keep your knife dry after use. Do not store them close to a water source.
3. Always wash your knife after cutting something acidic as it will react to the blade and cause a burnt mark or worst.
4. Please make sure you apply a layer of oil after wash and dry to prevent it from rust during storage.