Tanaka Blue 2 Kurouchi Gyuto 180mm with octagonal Ebony handle

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$139.65 (Ex. GST)

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0.55 KGS
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Tanaka Blue 2 Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm with custom octagonal Ebony handle

I got a LOT of emails and PMs about the possibility of carrying the Kurouchi version of the blue 2 Tanaka blades. Reason is people find the damascus version being a little bit reactive in some cases. I have always resisted of bringing in that line because I just cannot tolerate myself selling the stock handle (plastic ferrule version), which has a huge "step" between the handle and the ferrule. 

Well K&S is all about listening to our customers, and here is what I came up with!

The popular Tanaka Kurouchi Blue 2 blade, with K&S treatment and a custom K&S octagonal ebony handle: a complete Tanaka KU package, and still packed with value!


Always thought that Tanaka blades are great value with poor F&F? Think again! 

For a long time I tought the same, and this is the reason I was not able to fully commit on carrying all the other ranges of Tanaka knives other than the western R2 line. For a long time, I wish I could offer the great value and cutting performance of Tanaka knives with a much improved F&F, and I finally done it: I am proud to offer you the K&S Tanaka knives. Same maker, same great cutting performance, same unbeatable value, but a much better overall finished Tanaka. 

Read more about the KNS Tanaka here. 







132 g 

Total Length

325 mm 

Tip to Heel Length

185 mm 

Blade Height at Heel

46 mm 

Width of Spine Above Heel 

2.1 mm 

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

1.9 mm 

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

1.2 mm 


Iron clad, KU finish, Blue 2 core



Handle Design

Octagonal ebony handle with black horn ferrule