There simply is no better value out there for expertly treated Damascus clad knives than the Tojiro DP Damascus series. The line boasts a core of premium VG-10 steel clad with 37 layers of softer stainless finished in a beautiful Damascus pattern that is unique to each blade. Tojiro’s treatment of the VG-10 is excellent and the edge gets incredibly sharp, maintaining a high level of keenness through serious use. These knives are considered to be some of the best intros into the world of Japanese kitchen knives for because of the extreme value the bring to market with very, very high performing blades.
The 180mm DP Damascus gyuto
is perfectly suited for work in tighter cutting spaces or for those who appreciate the dexterity provided by a smaller blade. The pattern is incredibly versatile and can handle chopping, slicing, some detail work, and even poultry and fish duty. This particular knife is relatively unique amongst the line as there is a visible secondary bevel and a more compound grind.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
Edge Steel: VG-10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Handle: Black Micarta, Bosterless
Weight: 5.5 oz (156g)
Blade Length: 182 mm
Overall Length: 302 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.90 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 44.72 mm