Straddling the boundary between the DP 2 Rivet and DP with Bolster ranges of knives is the Tojiro DP VG10 3 Rivet line of kitchen knives. These are made especially for home use and new chefs looking to enter the world of Japanese knives.
Unlike the lower-priced DP 2 Rivet, this knife boasts a longer tang design with three stainless steel rivets. The blade is the same and the handle uses the same reinforced black wood material. But as a result of this improvement the weight is increased by about 25 grams and the balance point moves back a little compared to the A1ís partial tang design. The result is a knife with a bit more heft and a stiffer feel.
In fact, the blade is the same as their professional models with VG10 as the core steel, clad with a 13-chrome stainless steel. That means it achieves both professional sharpness and easy maintenance, but at a reduced price. The blade is set to an appropriate thickness for home use so that it is able to hold and cut food with less stress while aiding in ease of sharpening.
135mm is a medium length blade for a petty. This makes it a versatile cutting tool around the kitchen. Board cutting and handheld processes are both within the scope of this blade, along with the ability to take on garnishes and artistic style cutting needs. This is a stout and rigid knife that flies through herbs and other small items with ease. And at the price itís a knife that will not put a dent in your wallet.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 138mm
Total Length: 243mm
Weight: 70 g
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Knife Type: Petty
Handle Style: Yo (Western Style)