The Tojiro Japanese Stainless Steel Hammered Finish Nakiri
- 165mm os is a new line of knives for us at CKTG from one of our more popular makers. Tojiro is one of the giants of the Japanese knife world, loved by home and professional chefs for their high quality and very reasonable prices.
VG10 is, hands down, the most favored of all stainless steel in Japanese knife making, from the big boys to the smallest one-man shops. It was developed by the Takefu Specialty Steels Company so it only makes sense that most of the local smiths employ it.
We really like the combination of a VG10 core with the rustic look of the hammered kurouchi finish, all wrapped in a package that is easy to maintain and good to look at. The knife has some really well-executed grinds and it will surprise many with its abilities. The handle is basic but comfortable and offers a good balance.
In most respects it is standard nakiri
fare in terms of its proportions and measurements—thin, tall, stout, and efficient in its given tasks. Don’t mistake this seeming generalness as anything but high praise however. This knife performs. And it does so at a really fair price. A wonderful entry point into the world of Japanese kitchen knives.
Edge Length: 165 mm
Blade Height: 50.87 mm
Spine Thickness: 2.23 mm
Weight: 5.4 oz