The Tojiro DP series is widely considered to be one of the premier introductory Japanese knife lines available. That said, without qualification, it is also one of the most popular Japanese knife brands which speaks to the remarkably high level of performance delivered for a relatively modest price. Indeed, many savvy cooks turn to the DP series when exploring new patterns. The formidable breadth of offerings in this line, combined with a tremendous application of stainless VG-10, make Tojiro DP knives a natural choice for collection expansion and technique development.
The birdís beak shape of this 70mm paring knife excels at in-hand peeling applications. Many professional cooks love this design as it allows one to tourne vegetables, a staple technique in French cuisine, with unparalleled ease. The stamina wood handle is perfectly sized and contoured for maneuverability and is completely flush with the bolster and rivets. Incredibly light and ergonomic in feel, this knife is designed to prevent hand fatigue through prolonged peeling work.
The knife is asymmetrically ground, exhibiting a flat grind on the left hand side of the blade and a convex grind on the right. This blade and edge grind will make for an exceptionally sharp edge that will guide true and release rinds, skin, or other peeled matter prodigiously.
A bird's beak paring knife has had a place in my kitchen and knife roll for many years. While not suitable for every task, when called for (decorative and/or detail work), no other knife fills the bill. F&F and OOTB sharpness is superb especially considering the price point.
I'm surprised by how good this knife is. I was planning to by a similar knife by Shun when i happened on CKTG and I'm very glad I did. The knife is a great value, versatile and outperforms many of my far more expensive knives
Wonderful knife! I work with lots of small round fruits and a straight paring knife makes the cutting harder while the birds beak allows me to follow the contour of the fruit. The handle fits well, the blade is sharp and much, much stronger than I expected. I wish there was a better cover for this instead of the plastic insert
For the price you cannot go wrong buying any of the Tojiro DP line of knifes. I started out by buying 2 of the MAC Pro series knifes but decided to try the Tojiro DPs and I now have 5 of them. In my honest opinion they beat the MAC and even the more expensive Shun line of knifes hands down in workmanship looks and sharpness. I kid you not when I tell you that every Tojiro DP knife I have received so far from Chef Knifes To Go have came sharp enough to shave the hair off of my forearm, which is how I test my knifes when I sharpen them at home.