Tojiro "Oboro" VG10 Petty
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This petty knife in Tojiro's latest "Oboro" series features the same VG10 blade as their popular DP series, but paired with a newly designed D-shaped handle with monochrome pattern inspired by traditional Japanese ink wash painting. Made of strong Linen Micarta, the handle is beautiful to look at while ensuring maximum durability and hygiene.
Note: Some earlier knives in this series may have the Kanji “ Oboro” (朧) engraved on the front side of the blade, whilst those manufactured more recently just feature “ Tojiro” (藤次郎) without other Kanji characters.
- Origin (Made in): Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Tojiro
- Model No.: F-1310 / F-1311
- Knife Type: Petty
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): VG10
- Jigane (Cladding): 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 60-61 HRC
- Blade Length: 135mm (5.3") / 160mm (6.3")
- Blade Height (at heel): 28mm / 36mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 1.8mm / 1.8mm
- Middle: 1.6mm / 1.7mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Linen Micarta
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 110mm / 124mm
- Overall Length: 250mm / 387mm
- Weight: 79g (2.79oz) / 145g (5.11oz)
- 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.
knife quality is amazing and the blades edge is sharp as can be and cuts through anything with ease. Definitely suggest this knife for everyone!
An affordable knife with a weighted handle that is beautiful and comfortable to hold. This petty will be my all around kitchen utility knife. It comes hand sharpened (super sharp). The point of the blade at the corner of the heel is super sharp and I nicked my finger when handling it. Lesson learned and I will dull that sharp corner as I won't need it for this knife (I DO need that corner sharp on my chicken boning knife.) The edges around the toil are a little sharp too so I'll soften those areas as well. The balance point is approx one finger down the handle. Still, a pinch grip is comfortable and the knife lively. It give me the flexibility to hold the handle like a handshake if needed too. Lightning fast shipping and it arrived before Christmas. Kudos for that!