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Tojiro VG1 Santoku 170mm
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Tojiro VG1 Santoku 170mm

Item #: F-380

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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The Tojiro VG1 Santoku 165mm is a good knife at a really good price. Santoku knives are excellent general purpose knives that are the most popular knife style sold in Japan. If you go into a Japanese home kitchen this is the type of knife you will typically find. The blade is made from good quality VG1 stainless steel and if you notice on the choil picture the knife is ground really well for excellent cutting action.

The blade has a chestnut oval handle and a black plastic ferrule. Here are the specs. Another great knife from our friends at Tojiro.

  • Maker: Tojiro
  • Location: Sanjo City
  • Construction: Laser Cut Mono Steel
  • Edge Steel: VG1
  • Weight: 132g / 4.6oz
  • Blade Length: 170mm
  • Blade Height: 50mm
  • Overall Length: 305mm
  • Edge: Even Grind
  • Handle: Chestnut Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Buy it!, September 30, 2020
    Posted By: Jay Bee

    I've been using this knife for 4 months or so. And all I can say is buy it you won't be disappointed. It's got great edge retention. Sharpening is a breeze and it does some work. Definitely not a 300+ dollar knife but for the price, performance and steel this knife is the trifecta of value. My girlfriend liked mine so much I ordered one up for her. Thanks again cktg!!! You guys are hands down the best!!

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    5  Holds an edge very well and very nick-resistant, September 21, 2020
    Posted By: John Potter
    4 people found this review helpful

    This knife is made of VG1 steel, which I had no experience with prior to this purchase. I have a knife sharpening business and sharpen at a local farmers market. One of the vendors is a young Black entrepreneur who makes vegan food. She brought her knives to me for sharpening one Saturday and I noted that they were all inexpensive stamped steel products like what you would buy at a dollar store. In an effort to support her start-up business, I bought this knife and a VG1 Nakiri, also by Tojiro, for her business. Three months later, she brought this Santoku to the market for sharpening. I was very surprised - and pleased - at how well it has kept a sharp edge. The knife was slightly dull, as you might expect for a knife that is used daily in a busy kitchen, but it was still quite serviceable. I restored the razor edge that the knife arrived with when purchased, and I noted that it had no nicks in the edge whatsoever. I have sharpened plenty of VG10 knives, and they are almost always slightly nicked on their edge, even when in the hands of an experienced professional chef. The VG1 is a slightly tougher steel and resists nicks and chips. The one caveat for this knife is that VG1 is a semi-stainless steel and will get water marks and faint rust stains if it is not thoroughly dried. Such was the case with my young vegan chef's knife. A rust eraser removed the stains easily, and the knife was otherwise in perfect condition. I can highly recommend this knife to anyone who wants to try Japanese cutlery on a budget.

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    4  Well shaped, hard worker, August 15, 2020
    Posted By: James W Webb - verified customer

    This 170 makes quick work of dinner prep and is the perfect size for my fiance's hand. Do note though that the balance point is forward on the knife as explained in the video on this page. Also, the blade is not a full tang. All in all though, it is a great little workhorse that is doing well in our kitchen. Thanks!

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    5  New knives, July 12, 2020
    Posted By: Grand K Giffard - verified customer

    Very sharp, nice balance...

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    4  Sweet little knife, June 1, 2020
    Posted By: Jeffrey Black

    For the price this is probably one of the best knives I've purchased from cktg. Nicely executed grinds pretty good edge out of the box. That being said it's kind of thick at the spine but has a solid and nimble feel in my hand. Over all of you are looking for a cheapo beater santoku I would not pass this one up.

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    4  Sweet little knife, June 1, 2020
    Posted By: Jeffrey Black

    For the price this is probably one of the best knives I've purchased from cktg. Nicely executed grinds pretty good edge out of the box. That being said it's kind of thick at the spine but has a solid and nimble feel in my hand. Over all of you are looking for a cheapo beater santoku I would not pass this one up.

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