Tojiro knives have served as a gateway into the world of Japanese cutlery for both professional and home cooks for many years. The new Hammered VG10 series of knives is another example of their ability to combine great materials and high levels of construction and design, all at an affordable price.
Tojiro is expert at getting the best out of VG10 stainless steel. Their excellent treatment of VG10 core steel provides for extreme keenness without sacrificing edge integrity or retention. The core steel is laminated with a softer stainless steel which is given a hammered kurouchi finish. This enhances the ease at which the knife can be sharpened and provides an element of support and ductility to the harder core. It also aids with food release while adding a great aesthetic quality to the blade.
The knife is on the short side of the gyuto
scale, coming in at 212mm. It is also very short in height at just 45mm at the heel. This results in a knife that is compact and light while providing the ability to take on smaller ingredients and delicate cutting tasks. So while the knife is simple in terms of its basic design and execution, it offers much in terms of abilities and quality at a really attractive price point.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Hammered
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
Edge Length: 212 mm
Blade Height: 45 mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm