I've had a long standing love for Tanaka knives. From his workhorse blades up to his premium lines I feel there really is no better bang for the buck. Shigeki is an extremely talented blacksmith who is constantly improving his craft. After taking over for his father Kazayuki Tanaka, I've seen Shigeki's work steadily improve over the course of the last 5 years to an extremely high level which is quite scary considering he is still about my own age of 35. Imagine the blades he will be forging 20-30 years from now!! Ridiculous. Truly a craftsman and an artist and a genuinely nice guy. Shigeki is the man!!
Knives: Tanaka 165mm R2 Santoku Tanaka 215mm R2 Wa-Gyuto Tanaka 240mm R2 Ironwood Gyuto Tanaka 300mm Blue #2 Yanagiba with Stefan Keller handle Tanaka 300mm Blue #2 Sakimaru Takobiki
Song: Clever Monkey - Patterns (ft. La Meduza)