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What to do with a broken tang

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by chefcomesback, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

  2. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    And usually around 160-190mm
  3. CrisAnderson27

    CrisAnderson27 Professional Craftsman

    I've always looked at santoku as bull nosed short gyuto, rather than as a blade with a separate edge profile. More of a difference in the spine profile versus a lower tip etc.
  4. XooMG

    XooMG Founding Member

    There are many opinions and the term is a little nebulous. The basic concept is a hybrid of nakiri and gyuto, so there are many ways that can manifest.
  5. Brad Gibson

    Brad Gibson Founding Member

    santoku = little girl knife. i dont think this one classifies. its a beauty!
  6. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks Brad
  7. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  8. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks Jim
  9. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    This Tansu Santoku came pass my house for a couple of weeks. Mert did a good job on this little knife.

  10. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I am happy you liked it Chanop , thank you
  11. Oh, I missed that thread somehow. Love the look of that knife. Thought I wouldn't call it Santoku ( to me santoku is something with very little belly, lots of height and bullnose tip).
  12. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Much more functional tip than a santoku. Sweet looking knife.
  13. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks Anton , it has been a while since I made that one , It was more like short but rather tall gyuto
  14. butch

    butch Founding Member

    no mistakes just smaller knives ;) and lessons learned
  15. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    BAK, brother Mert. :cool:
  16. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Well said
  17. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks brother
  18. Hey guys... I know this thread is very old but I just wanted to drop in (sign up) and say thanks for all the comments and tips on this subject.

    I had a project where I broke the tang on a small kitchen knife and needed to do a repair. You can check out what I did here if you like: https://imgur.com/gallery/EfLF4

    It's not a pretty finish, but the knife is serviceable and I learned a heck of a lot doing it.

    Thanks again!!!
  19. I missed this thread too. I learned about stress risers the hard way too. My belt cut in on the tang on both sides just a tiny bit. I was able to snap it off with just my fingers. That was quite surprising and a good learning experience.

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