RYUTOKU knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd. The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high-quality Japanese quality control to produce great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks, and professionals at a great price.
While Tojiro knives are professional grade, Ryutoku knives are meant for home use. Meaning, you are not going to be using them for hours and hours every day.
The Nakiri (which is traditionally used to cut vegetables) has a straight blade that makes full contact with surfaces for smooth, fluid cutting motions. The knife's thin construction creates clean cuts and won't tear or damage delicate foods. This model offers some beautiful authentic magnolia wood handles, made in the Japanese wa style with resin collars; the rounded handles come to a subtle point on their undersides, nestling in the hand for a more secure grip, even when the knife is wet.