The Tojiro DP VG10 2 Rivet Gyuto
180mm is an excellent knife for those who need the versatility provided by a gyuto
pattern but are either lacking copious work space or prefer smaller knives for increased dexterity and control. This is about as small as a Japanese style gyuto gets and could almost be considered a tall petty!
The blade is made from VG10 stainless steel that has a cladding of a softer stainless steel for easier sharpening and general maintenance along with increased strength and durability. The cladding is a san-mai style that entails wrapping the blade both sides with the softer core. Tojiro has treated this steel to provide a cutting edge that can achieve extreme levels of sharpness, while exhibiting great retention properties.
These are high value knives that are made with top steels but without the frills. The basic handle is a partial tang design made from a reinforced black wood and attached with two stainless rivets. This design, combined with a blade that is quite thin, makes for a very light and nimble cutter. This would be a perfect knife for use while outdoors or camping.
Put together, these qualities make the Tojiro DP VG10 2 Rivet line one of the best options for cooks who are interested in sampling Japanese performance cutlery for the first time.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 180mm
Total Length: 300 mm
Weight: 95 g
Edge Steel: VG10
Cladding: 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Edging: Double Bevel 50/50
Spine Thickness: 1.8mm