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.
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.
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.
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-1113 Blade length: 165 mm (6.5 inches) Total length: 305 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.