The Tojiro DP VG10 3 Rivet Nakiri
is 165mm long and is a wonderful hybrid knife combining the features of a usuba and a small cleaver
. This knife is a vegetable cutting machine that can also be applied to most tasks that one would traditionally use a chef knife to accomplish. This pattern is very accessible and quite popular amongst home cooks. In fact, Tojiro has designed this particular nakiri
for this subset of chefs. Making it a thin blade with a very simple handle design results in a very light package that is easy to maneuver and handle.
Unlike its lower priced sibling, the DP 2 Rivet, this knife features a full-length tang design with three stainless rivets. This adds a small amount of weight to the knife while moving the balance point a bit further back.
The incredibly low cost of this nakiri makes it a perfect gateway into the world of Japanese knives or a good way to try this unusual style of blade for the first time. It is also a great knife to take to the backyard barbecue or on a camping trip. These are super value items using really good materials. You will be amazed at the high standards of construction and finish especially given the surprisingly low cost of admission.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 165mm
Total Length: 285mm
Weight: 145 g
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Edging: Double Bevel 50/50
Knife Type: Nakiri
Handle Style: Yo (Western Style)