The Tojiro brand name is synonymous with high-value knives and kitchen tools. They are the gateway brand for many chefs and home cooks entering the world of Japanese kitchen cutlery. We have been selling the ever-popular DP line for many years with users loving the price-to-performance ratio of these ubiquitous knives.
We are now offering a couple of new additions to the Tojiro line which we are certain will be popular with both home and professional chefs. The knives are a step up from the DP range. They feature an inner core of the highly regarded “super steel” called R-2. This is also known as SG-2 and it is a powdered metallurgical alloy. This is a very hard steel that has recently found favor with many leading blacksmiths. The core steel is clad with a softer stainless steel.
Powdered metallurgical steels are high carbon, high alloy stainless steels that have been powdered into a very fine grain and then sintered back together. This results in a steel that has consistent properties throughout the manufacturing process.
Tojiro Pro R-2 gyuto has a really well-executed convex grind. It is beautifully thinned behind the edge with commensurate levels of fit and finish. If you are seeking a knife that is a step above the DP line, but one that continues to offer a wonderful price-to-performance ratio, the Tojiro Pro R-2 Gyuto could be just what you are looking for.