Another addition to the Tojiro VG10 Hammered line of kitchen knives is this compact and practical gyuto. 180mm gyutos are as short as this style gets. At this length they are a great choice for chefs who prefer compact knives or who work with restricted board space. This petite cutter is also a great choice for prepping garnishes and other smaller items.
We find the combination of a VG10 core with the rustic look of the hammered kurouchi finish to be both practical and attractive. So while the knife is basic in terms of its finish and materials, it is a package that is easy to maintain and comfortable to use.
VG10 is, hands down, the most favored of all stainless steels in Japanese knife manufacturing. It is used by most makers, from the big guys to the smallest one-man shops. VG10 was developed by the Takefu Specialty Steels Company, so it only makes sense that most of the local smiths employ it. Tojiro endows these knives with some really well executed grinds that will surprise many with their abilities in hand and on the cutting board.
The Tojiro VG10 Hammered Gyuto 180mm is a knife that comes in at a budget price but looks and feels like a much higher priced item. A great starting point for anyone looking to enter the world of Japanese kitchen knives.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Hammered
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
Edge Length: 182 mm
Blade Height: 44 mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
Handle: Ho Wood D-shaped
Ferrule: Black Plastic
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