Tojiro DP VG10 210mm Kiritsuke Gyuto
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Tojiro’s most popular series. VG10 as core steel, clad by 13-chrome stainless steel, it has achieved both professional sharpness and easy maintenance. It's an excellent first knife for people switching to Japanese knives. With a good level of fit and finish, VG-10 core steel, the DP series offers one of the best , if not THE best value at this price range.
- Origin (Made in): Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Tojiro
- Model No.: F-796
- Knife Type: Kiritsuke Gyuto
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): VG10
- Jigane (Cladding): 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 59-60 HRC
- Blade Length: 210mm (8.3")
- Blade Height (at heel): 45mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 1.7mm
- Middle: 1.7mm
- Shape: Western-shaped
- Material: Laminated Composite Wood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 121mm
- Overall Length: 338mm
- Weight: 200g (7.05oz)
- Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Tojiro" (藤次郎) ; "DP Made in Japan”
About Tojiro 藤次郎
Tojiro is the leading knife manufacturer in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area with a few centuries of knife making tradition. The finish and quantity of their products are quite remarkable despite being very affordable. Established over 50 years ago, Tojiro combine modern technologies and traditional craftsman methodologies, and is a pioneer of stainless steel knives in Japan. Their philosophy is to improve efficiency with machines while respecting traditions when it comes to quality and finish.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
Still getting used to the shape of it as I'm more used to your typical European style chef knife but I'm loving it so far.
Light, strong and versatile and keeps it's edge well under constant stress in a professional environment.
Great knive with great value for the price. Weight and length are perfect for me, minor imperfections on the cutting edge but after first sharpening session they were gone. The handle is also perfect for small to medium size hands. A true work horse in my opinion.
I tested it for two weeks and i love it ! The price in Germany would been at 130 € and here just 80 !
If you like vg10 blades that get it !
I also bought the dp pro Petty 150 absolut dream too.
After a few days use as an professional chef I would say it's every dollar worth it.
Good cutting session you just go over your stropping leather and it's razor-sharp again !
I bought it as a gift but opened it up when it arrived to make sure it was good. Felt great and looked great. I want one for myself now.