This knife is a great gateway into the world of Japanese knives. It is a great knife for both professional and home cooks. It combines great materials, high levels of construction, a beautiful design and an affordable price.
If there is ONE knife you should have, it is the Chef knife... and this Gyuto is unique, not only because it is hand-crafted but because it just stands out.
While it looks delicate, this knife is made using VG10 steel, which has a high chromium content, so it holds an edge well, is easy to sharpen and requires little maintenance.
The hammered blade isn't just for aesthetics: The divots allow air to flow during use, so foods fall clean off the blade rather than sticking. The D-shape traditional Japanese wood handle provides balance and fits comfortably in your hand.
Every tojiro knife is meticulously hand finished by a artisan craftsmen.
VG10 corewith a 13 chrome stainless steelouter layer blade
Japanese magnolia handlesare smooth in texture and water-resistant
Rockwell hardnessof 60-62
D-shape wood handle providesbalance
Recommended to apply oil after use to keep the blade from rusting in the long term.
Made in Japan
Tojiro Hammered VG10
Model:F-1114 Blade length: 180 mm (7 inches) Total length: 315 mm Weight: 165 g Blade: VG10 + 13 Chrome Stainless Steel Handle: Magnolia + Resin Collar Edging: Double Bevel
Tojiro is one of Japan's top 5 kitchen knife manufacturing brands. It was founded in 1953 and is located in a thriving manufacturing area of Tsubame Sanjo in the Niigata prefecture, where working with steel dates back to the beginning of the 17th century.
The Tojiro factory is actually open to the public, you can experience how these highly skilled blacksmiths, led by knife-master Tomoo Matsumura, make these beautiful knives from scratch.
We find Tojiro knives to offer one of the best value propositions in the market of high end chef knives. Knife experts and professional chefs around the world consider Tojiro to be up there with the leading brands in the world. Tojiro oers a good quality knife at a great price, they look awesome, feel great and are authentically Japanese.
This is why Meat N’ Bone partnered with Tojiro to be the official supplier of knives for our Grill Master’s boutique.