Average rating is 4.7
By: Crazy CutterLondon (UK)
Bang for buck this is a superb starter knife if your new to Japanese steel.0.3
The western handle offers familiarity whilst the blade can easily be honed to high octane performance.
By: ravichopraBloomfield Hills,MI
I bought one of these for my mother-in-law (who I like!). Good knife and a great value. About 3mm thick at the bolster,substantial,thicker handles,and sharp OOTB. Fit and finish are more than adequate,particularly for the price.0.3
By: david elliott
This is the perfect knife for anybody looking to get into Japanese knives,or just looking for a step up from his or her everyday chefís knife. 0.3
The fit and finish on this knife is good,and the sharpness is excellent. The knife sharpens fairly easily too!
Highly highly recommended.
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Excellent starter knife for the foray into Japanese cutlery. I recommend and have purchased them for my cooks.0.3
By: just getting startedOmaha,Ne
This is knife is just unbelievable. I have not used many other knives other than Chicago cutlery,which plains sucks imo. All that I can say is that this knife lives up to its reputation,plus there’s a reason that this knife finished second only to the Misono ux 10 - it’s that good. I am planning on purchasing the accompanying pairing knife to go with this,as well a sharping stone and a magnetic block to store it in. Definitely a big bang for the buck here!0.3
By: Jan FreedLos Angeles,CA
I love this knife. Sharp and quiet in the hand,almost delicate. Lovely to look at,too. Be very careful when you sharpen it. I put scratches on the knife’s side when doing so. I don’t know of a sharpener that absolutely has no way of scratching the sides,though.0.3
By: Branden TimmMadison,WI
After doing much research,I decided to make this my first Japanese knife purchase. I couldn’t be happier. The blade was sharper out of the box than any of my Wusthof knives have been even after professional sharpening. No fit and finish issues whatsoever,just a well made knife at a FANTASTIC price. I would’ve paid at least 150% of the price for this great knife.0.3
By: Thom LLEWISVILLE,NC
I am not sure which is better- the knife or the customer service. Both are great.0.3
By: Thom LLEWISVILLE,NC
I am not sure which is better- the knife or the customer service. Both are great.0.3
very good knife. home cook looking for a dependable stainless? this is for you.0.3
Great knife. I bought this as a transitional knife: I wanted the European handle and blade geometry,but a Japanese edge. This knife delivered on both counts.0.3
By: johndoughyNorth Richland Hills,TX
This is my all purpose knife. I used the full length of the blade,so it isnít too short for me. There were 2 burrs on the choil(one in front of the bolster,ouch!),but they were removed easily. The downsides are minor,sharpish angles on the handle end,soft(easily scratched) steel cladding,and a big ugly logo on the left side. Everything else leaves little to be desired. Holds a great edge thatís durable,lightweight,well balanced,and stainless throughout. I abuse this thing and it is good to me in return. Fantastic value.0.3
By: Matt A StephensSalt Lake City,Utah
Just received the Tojiro DP Chefs knife this morning and gave it to my prep cook. Together we went through 50 lb. onions,15 lbs. lemons,5 lbs jalepenos,and still sharp enough to glide through 25 lbs of tomatoes without honing. Great knife so far. Fit and finish are great. Sharp out of the box. Very fast shipping from Chefs knives to-go. We will be buying more. 0.3
By: Ron RyanVenice,FL
Very sharp out of the box. Holds edge well,easy in the hand,versatile. A good buy. Ron0.3
By: RCDSan Diego
The Tojiro was purchased as a gift for a family member,so I will not comment on itís use. However,fit and finish appeared to be just fine. Not on par with a Shun,or the like,but good nonetheless. 4 Stars given for perceived value.0.3
By: DanMountain View,CA
Wonderfully balanced,light-weight yet substantial and sure. A true joy to work with! Thank you. 0.3
Nice Knife! Sharp out of the box. outstanding price and service will be buying more of this brand. I’m sure you can spend more $ but this is a huge step up from any thing in any retail store.0.3
Had mine for over four years and very good intro into Japanese knives,takes a razor edge quickly and will last a good while.0.3
A good knife. Sharp out of the box,very good fit and finish. It can take on an even better sharper edge and retain it.0.3
Given its high performance and reasonable price (cheaper than most Henckels and Wusthof),this knife is a bargain and is a standard.
By: vicmentruckee CA
REALMENTE ESTE CUHILLO EXCEDIO LAS EXPECTETIVAS Q TENIA,ES REALMENTE LIGERO Y CONFORTABLE LO RECOMIENDO AMPLIAMENTE SOBRE TODO POR EL PRECIO 0.3
beautiful,SHARP,easy to use,affordable,need I say more?0.3
By: Max Philadelphia,PA
excellent,sharp,light-weight,holds an edge.0.3
By: carol woodraleigh nc 27613
This was a gift for my son. He was thrilled and used the knife many times before returning to New Zealand (home). We will make additional purchases as the need arises. 0.3
Great service and a great product. thank you!
Great knife for the price. Like the light weight and balance. Very sharp. I like it better than my Wusthof. My sous chef and cooks are interested in purchasing a Tojiro after using my knife. 0.3
Great knife. I bought it as a gift and am wanting one for myself. 0.3
Arrived in great shape and in a timely matter. Was razor sharp out of the box. No complaints.
Have been purchasing knives for my daughter for her new home. The Tojiro DP may not be the best choice for a newbie,but since they are so reasonably priced and take a great edge (at least for a while in somewhat abusive hands) they’ll do until she improves her skills.0.3
By: william k.Seminole FL
This is my second 2nd 210mm Tojiro DP. As with the first this knife is an excellent value in the under $100 price range0.3
By: ALEC WHITECarlsbad,CA
This is a great knife,especially for the price. Light,thin blade and extremely sharp. Easy to work with,it has become my go-to knife.0.3
By: Rick B.Salem,NH
Got this and the pairing knife combo set. These are my first good knives. The feel excellent,well balanced,sharp right out of the box. When I was shopping I handled the Shun’s,the Wusthof and a few others that I read recommendations for and these were def. the best bang for the buck. Thanks to CK2Go for fast shipping and easy transaction. I will tell everybody. 0.3
By: EvanOrange County,CA
worth every penny,balance is spot on. sharp as the shun classic i just bought. 0.3
By: Eric C.Bend,OR
Impressively sharp,right out of the box. Still getting used to it. Not as much "rocker" from the tip to the heel,as with my german knife. Sort of a long flat section from the heel to middle of the knife (or it’s just a much more gradual curve),so it’s almost like a nakiri combined with a chef’s knife in some ways. If you tend to point with your index finger on top of the blade,rather then pinch,the square edges on top of the blade are still sharp enough to cause discomfort,but not actually cut you. I have a tendency to hold the knife further down on the handle,so I have to consciously choke up on my grip so I’m putting more downward force with my palm,rather than with my fingers pinching the blade,or else the top of the blade tends to rub my index finger raw. Looking forward to getting more of the Tojiro knives.0.3
By: francis endryckbeverly hills,florida
REALLY NICE.MY FIRST REAL KNIVE.I BOUGHT AMERICAN-LAMPSON SHARP. THEY ARE CRAP COMPARED TO THIS !THANKS MARK FOR YOUR INTEGRITY.0.3
By: Sebastian GaldamesSt. Paul MN
Got one of these for one of my cooks. I was blown away by the value! This knife is the best deal on the net! Fit and finish are both far better than I expected. It handles well and the blade is quite sharp with good edge retention. Id give it four stars for quality and another for value!0.3
Great knive,The finish could have been better but for this price unbeatable. its now my workhorse in the kitchen. The shipping on mark’s side was excellent. I ordered it on monday,it was in the netherlands on friday. To bad stupid netherlands customs took 4 days to process it and they charged me 25 bucks import costs. But with the shipping and Import costs still a great buy and a fair price :) to bad i don’t live in the usa,i would have gone s/chopping crazy!0.3
thank you CKTG!
By: Peter SVancouver,BC
My first real chef knife,and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been using it for about a year and a sharpening steel has been enough to bring the edge back every day.0.3
Good steel,good shape (may be a little on the handle side),sharp out of the box... and a good price :-)0.3
By: David WachtendonkChicago,IL
My dad loved the knife! It was exactly what he wanted. The price was very competitive. shipped quick. I would recommend you.
By: Bo SchinskiAuburn,WA
I own a knife sharpening business so I see and handle LOTS of knives. Of course,I USE them as well. The value of the Tojiro DP’s just cannot be beat. These are light,sharp,beautiful knives at a price that makes them affordable for anyone who is serious about cooking. I expect that in years to come,this three-ply design will be a standard in kitchens around the world. The VG-10 steel center ply with a Rockwell hardness of 60 ensures that they will stay very sharp for a long,long time. Although a number of Japanese mfrs produce this style of knives,the Tojiro DP line is the value leader.0.3
By: Thompson TayloeNew York,NY
Knife was well priced and of high quality. Very pleased with my purchase0.3
I received my Tojiro DP 210mm gyuto today. I cut up some onions and potatoes with it. The knife worked flawlessly. The blade went thru the onions and potatoes like they were not there.
For the price this knife is a great deal,period....
Thanks Mark for your comments on this knife...
By: section179 Milwaukee,WI
I’m not sure if this is the norm,but my Tojiro was a bit dull - to the point where it squishes tomatoes. Some sharpening has helped. Other than the edge,I am happy,especially with the fast shipping and great packing. 0.3
Great knife,incredibly sharp out of the box. Balance is great.0.3
By: Bruce GoldenHudson,Ohio
This knife is an incredible value! Extremely sharp right out of the box. Very nice finish for a knife at this price point.0.3
perfect knife in the kitchen,i highly recommend this one...0.3
A really top quality product - my husband is constantly looking for recipes that require any kind of slicing or dicing. It’s so sharp it slices equally well through a firm potato or very ripe tomato.0.3
By: spsst paul mn
After 25 yrs of mostly contented professional,demanding use of heavy German steel,this tojiro is a minor revelation. Prep is faster,easier and looks and eats better than i’ve experienced. I don’t worry my knife will lose its edge before i’m done with a task. I don’t see buying another western knife0.3
By: Joe M Penfield New York
I just love these knives. if your a newbie you’ll have to learn to chop and slice all over.(the wife almost cut her finger off lol) Razor sharp out of the box. Best knives I’ve owned so far. I’ll start buying more as time goes on from Mark. Great customer service and great value! Forget williams and sonama or other stores,buy here you won’t be dissapointed0.3
This is a fantastic knife for the price! I’m new to Japanese knives,and the edge retention as well as the out of the box sharpness exceed expectations. This is the first knife that my wife and I grab,so I guess I’ll have to get another to avoid conflict! Do not hesitate to grab this gem.0.3
By: Aaron Portland,OR
Best starter knife! This knife just makes life easier at work and at home!0.3
I work in a high volume production kitchen and had always dreaded having to cut chicken with our stock knives. I had been wanting a good knife for home use anyway and my Exec Chef told me only Japanese and I am glad he did! With a little research I feel I got the best bang for the buck! I use this at work and at home on my third week and darn that blade is still sharp....Oh yeah cutting chicken at work is kind of fun now I can cut it thinner,faster and the cuts are so much cleaner...OOPS forgot to mention the knife is so light (yet balanced) I feel a lot less fatigued!
My Exec Chef is so impressed with it he says he will probably buy one and he owns knives costing 4 or 5 times more than this!
This is the best knife I have ever worked with. I hope I can keep the edge & keep it sharp! This is a must buy!0.3
By: MihranMontreal quebec
4 words: i love this knife!!!!0.3
Got this knife for my father and a couple weeks later,most of his other knives (a drawer full of them) were gone. He told me that the other knives were in the way. 0.3
my first good knife. i have nothing to compare it to but i love it. i cook more just to use the knife. i just need to be more careful with it since i cut myself a few times with out even knowing i did. i use this knife for every cutting chore in the kitchen. buy it!!!0.3
By: James E DupreeSchertz,TX
Outstanding knife! Buy one!!0.3
By: JpSan Francisco,CA
Money well spent! This knife is sharp OTB,very easy to use,and has a very clean look. No complaints whatsoever. If you are looking to buy a simple prep knife and are on a budget,this is the one to get. Thanks CKTG!0.3
By: Peter NowlanHalifax Nova Scotia
I sharpen knives a lot and I have an obsession with sharpening which has led to a burning desire to have a good knife. I decided upon the Tojiro DP after discussing the product with Mark. I have never ordered a knife online so I was a bit apprehensive. 0.3
I have seen many very sharp knives,I’m familiar with a nice edge so I expected to have to sharpen the knife when I got it. I was completely blown away by the edge as I received it. It is absolutely terrific,the knife looks great as well,the box it came in is even top notch. After having the opportunity to use the knife I’m extremely pleased and I’ve already ordered more as gifts. The price is right,it will be easy to sharpen and as always,when dealing with Mark and Sue I got Executive Service,I’m a happy man.
By: Siggi SmŠriReykjavik,Iceland
Bought the knife a year ago and it’s still good0.3
By: WesLos Angeles
My first serious knife and still a favorite. This is a great all-around knife - not too heavy,given the western handle,well-balanced,and fairly nimble in the hand. This is still a go-to knife for me when Iím very busy and donít feel like worrying over my more expensive carbon knife. 0.3
By: Peter NowlanHalifax Nova Scotis
I’ve purchased a few of these knives Now for professional chefs in my area. They absolutely love them. They have a great out of the box edge,they are easy to sharpen and hold their edge too. The price is fantastic. Can’t get over how much I enjoy these knives,they are comfortable,very nicely made and also come in a pretty nifty box. I will definitely be ordering more in the future. As always,the service is top notch. 0.3
Great knife. We actually bought a second so we wouldnít have to fight over it.0.3
By far one of the best beginner knives for home use or pro kitchen. 0.3
Now that I have a few weeks of using this knife I have to say it is a great starter knife. It’s my first chef knife and it chops onions,carrots and other veggies beautiful. It’s a true pleasure to use. It’s also not heavy so less hand fatigue. I recommend for a starter knife. 0.3