Given the quality of materials and the fine construction and finish of these knives, we would expect to charge up to twice the price we advertise them for. The price might be low, but the knives feel like anything but low cost or quality.
The santoku featured here is made from VG10 stainless steel. A softer stainless steel is laminated over the core of VG10 which is masterfully treated to extract the best characteristics of this outstanding alloy. The edges on the Tojiro DP VG10 2 Rivet blades get screaming sharp, hold through extended use, and are very easy to sharpen and maintain. Blade geometry is excellent and fit and finish are brought to standards that are far higher than the price would suggest.
The santoku is a hybrid style of knife combining some characteristics of a gyuto
and a nakiri. They are exceedingly good at vegetable work, while also performing like a multi-purpose blade that many chefs use in lieu of a gyuto. Indeed, many home cooks find this pattern accessible and easy to use for the vast majority of daily cutting requirements.
The Tojiro DP VG10 2 Rivet line of knives are really amazing cutters that punch well beyond their price points. Highly recommended for anyone looking to move into the fascinating and rewarding world of Japanese kitchen knives.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 170mm
Total Length: 290 mm
Weight: 110 g
Edge Steel: VG10
Cladding: 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Edging: Double Bevel 50/50