For many years, Tojiro’s DP series of kitchen knives have been a favored starting point for many accomplished home and pro cooks entering the world of Japanese kitchen knives. The DP VG10 2 Rivet series has come to us especially designed for home cooks who are making their first foray into this somewhat complex and confusing knife universe.
Like the regular DP, the DP VG10 2 Rivet line of knives is made with VG10 stainless steel as the core. They use a 13-chrome stainless steel as the cladding to protect the core while reducing weight and increasing shock resistance.
Tojiro has expertly treated this steel to provide a cutting edge that can achieve extreme levels of sharpness, while exhibiting great retention properties. It is also very easy to maintain and sharpen.
The main difference between the DP and the DP VG10 2 Rivet range of knives is in the handle. While the DP uses an integral bolster and stamina wood for the scales, the DP VG10 2 Rivet line eschews the bolster in favor of a hidden tang design with a more squared handle made from a reinforced black wood. The shape is almost a hybrid of wa and yo handle shapes.
The thinner grinds and lighter handle result in a very easy-to-use knife that is perfect for young cooks and those preferring a featherweight cutter in hand. They are made with the customary attention to detail that Tojiro is known for and as such are simply an amazing bargain.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 135mm
Total Length: 235mm
Edge Steel: VG10
Cladding: 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Edging: Double Bevel 50/50