Average rating is 4.7
I have been using a Tojiro DP 240 for a couple of years now. It gets regular use in the kitchen. I love this knife. Itís balanced well for me. The fit and finish was fine. No issues at all. The 240mm length is well suited for the home cook. The metal sharpens easily and holds a razor sharp edge for a long time,depending on how itís sharpened. The Tojiro DP line is a good entry into Japanese knives. So good in fact that you may not find no need to upgrade. 0.3
By: slimmanEverett WA.
Great knife. Takes a good edge and keeps it. A great no nonsense work horse0.3
This was my first Japanese knife,and it still the knife I use the most. Its a no frills knife that stays sharp and feels good in the hand. If you want a great knife with little or no maintenance other than sharpening,this is the it.0.3
By: Cadillac JMichigan
This is my first ’official’ Japanese gyuto after coming from Global and Shun knives. 0.3
The blade is excellent and it extremely sharp right out of the box,and its edge has held up since I’ve been using it. The handle is a bit bulky,but with a pinch grip it is a non-issue...at $100 you can’t go wrong and its a perfect way to get into the love of Japanese knives.
By: PaulIowa City,IA
I bought this for my friend who was impressed by the cutting demonstration of the 210mm version. I own a 240mm Moritaka Gyuto which is the best Japanese knife I ever owned,but Tojiro DPs perform almost as well. I donít think the alloy core of the Tojiro DPs get as sharp and durable as the AS core of the Moritakas,but for something thatís almost half the price,the Tojiro DPs deliver the best bang for the buck.0.3
Out of the box,the edge is decently sharp with just a little bit of hesitation in the paper-slice test. But a little bit of work on the stones will get the edges hair-splitting sharp. Compared to Blue Steel blades,Tojiro DPs are noticeably heavier,which may be good or bad depending on preference. The Eco-wood handle is comfortable and the general F&F is excellent. Finally,the stain-resistant steel keeps the blade looking like new.
Great knife at a great price. VG-10 at 60 HRC has become a golden standard in production knives,just take a look at the Shuns and the new Henckels,and the Tojiro has it at a great price. It has its quirks though,like its boxy handle. For a more in depth review check out http://kazuhiko10.wordpress.com/category/tojiro-vs-shun/0.3
By: BrianGarden Grove,CA
Excellent knife! It had great weight,perfect profile,sharp OTB,and holds the edge extremely well!0.3
First use was tomato caprese salad,three pounds of squash,cucumbers,and zucchini,smoked saussage,five pounds of onions,two heads of garlic,five pounds of tomatoes,and three pounds of mushrooms. Sharp from beginning to end!
I will say though,if you’re pretty handy with the whet stones,a little work and it will be even sharper.
Excellent knife! Especially for the price!
Beautiful F&F when I took it out of the box,and it only got better from there. First night I did a caprese salad and the knife just glided through tomatoes without a bit of trouble. Fantastic value!0.3
By: Rob BabcockSF,SD
The 240 DP was also a "coming of age" knife for me. It was the first "real" J-knife I got after my initial foray into "Shun Land." And the Tojiro has been excellent. Years later many high dollar flavor-of-the-month knives have come and gone but the Tojo has remained a fixture of my kit. The F’n’F is just okay but good for the price. The main attraction is the blade. It takes a good edge and retention is fine. The DP isn’t the thinnest one out there but I have much spendier knives that are thicker.0.3
Finally,my DP has the dubious distinction of having sent more cooks to the ER than any other knife I own. Maybe it’s so unassuming that people don’t realize how sharp it is but it’s cut four cooks badly enough to be sent to the ER with a combined total of 49 stitches. ;)
Good steel,holds a nice edge,easy to restore with a 1k glass stone. Coming from Forschners the handle didnít present any problem.0.3
I bought one of these for my chef as a Christmas present,and the rest of the kitchen seems to be following suit! For the price these knives cant be beat,to my knowledge,they are awesome working knives that totally deserve the great reputation that surrounds them! I can’t recommend them enough.0.3
Been using the Tojiro DP 240 for about a year now (in a professional kitchen),and I really have nothing but good things to say about it. Will blast through frozen lobster tails and still be good to chiffonade garnish an hour later. Easy to sharpen,great fit and finish. Big boxy handle good for big hands,and subsequently a bit handle heavy. Great steel for the price,I now own their petty and boning knife. 0.3
Wow. No need to take my Misono to work now. Completely blown away as soon as I opened the box. Razor sharp and fit and finish well above what I expected for a $100 knife. I don’t think you can find a better knife for the price. Definitely going to be adding a few more Tojiros to my kit. 0.3
By: VanNew York,NY
This was my first "professional" knife purchase and I couldn’t be happier with it. I researched chef knives for a while before deciding on this and while I can’t compare it to more expensive versions,I can’t imagine a much better knife than this,especially at this price.0.3
By: Alex T.Arlington,VA.
The Blade comes very nice out the box with a good edge. It’s well balanced and very versatile; It’s a steal for the price and in my humble opinion much better than knives twice it’s price.
The only thing that I wasn’t in love with was the handle,as I have relatively small hands. That being said the handle is a little too big for me,but nothing that hinders the performance of the knife.
All in all I would recommend it to any one as it’s a pleasure to use and own.
By: TimWestern Mass
I bought the 240 immediately after getting the 210 because i liked it so much. The blades are nice and thin,sharpen/hone easily,and stay sharp for a long time even in a professional setting. I use the 240 for my job and the 210 for home use (which i would recommend for others too if you are debating which one to get) because i like the longer blade for intensive prep and there is more clearance for your fingers for repeated cutting/slicing/chopping motions. The price is great. It’s a really good beginner knife for the price/quality and great for learning how to sharpen/use a whetstone so you aren’t concerned with messing up a 200 dollar knife’s edge.0.3
tip broke before it even bent. weak.0.3
By: Neal EvansTexas
Great knife,fit & finish is very good.Shipped very fast good deal CKTG!0.3
By: marosiFort Wayne,IN
This is a really fantastic value for the money. The knife is very well made,and is durable and strong. What i like is that instead of being pretty first,like many japanese brands that are marketed in the U.S.,this is useful tool first,without worthless frills. It is very sharp with a beautiful edge,and of course will sing when put a water stone. I like the 240 mm size,it is not to large for home use and is very practical. I use to slice and chop vegetables,filet skirt steaks,cut melon,and everything in between. While it has some flex,it is not whippy,and this gives you confidence when using it. The video of chopping garlic is dead on - this is not a knife that you have to baby or be afraid to use. Finally,the edge is very durable for how fine the angle is. Overall a great product at a great price.0.3
first Japanese blade..it was a birthday gift..wow!!. Im a line cook and prep alot. everyone is reaching for this knife..pain in my but. I see some negative complaints on the handle size but I have large hands and it works great for me. buy this blade. have bought 2 other items like a case and edge guards and service is second to none. spoke to Mark for recommendations on some other blades and I will be purchasing three other shortly..thank you Mark!!0.3
By: Phil CLos Angeles,CA
Decided to upgrade from my Global 8 inch. I loved that knife,but I have not looked back since. This is an outstanding knife at a great price point. Razor sharp out of the box and nicely balanced. Would highly recommend to the serious home cook looking to take the next step in the kitchen. The ordering/shipping process was fast and efficient. 0.3
This is a beautiful knife that makes slicing and dicing almost effortless!0.3
I’ve had this knife for a year and a half and even the sushi guys at work love this knife. Best money I’ve spent on a knife that stays sharp enough to shave with. Great knife. 0.3