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Tojiro VG10 Hammered Santoku 170mm
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Tojiro VG10 Hammered Santoku 170mm

Item #: F-1112

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $99.00
The Tojiro VG10 Hammered Santoku is a knife that plays outside of its price box in many ways. First up are the materials. VG10 is one of the best stainless steels used in the making of Japanese knives. It is highly regarded for it good edge retention, toughness, and superior stain resistance. It also gets really sharp.

Unusually, the inner core is given a cladding that is finished with a hammered kurouchi finish. This combination results in a blade that is super easy to maintain, offers superb food release, and has the rustic looks many people enjoy.

This is a well-proportioned santoku and a knife that will find favor in many home kitchens or with professionals who prefer a smaller chef style knife for close quarters or detail work. Santokus are certainly finding a new legion of users in the west.

The knife is basic in terms of fine detail but it makes up for this in its abilities on the board. This knife performs, and does so with style and ease. Add in the very keen pricing and you have an affordable blade that can be a gateway knife or a do-it-all knife, or anything in between.

  • Edge Length: 167 mm
  • Blade Height: 48.78 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 2.54 mm
  • Weight: 4.8 oz

  • Customer Reviews


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      Perfect present for someone new to knives, January 25, 2023
    Posted By: Simon

    First of all, this is a $100 dollar knife, so a knife of this quality is well worth it as an entry point to japanese knives. I got this as a present for my girlfriend who cooks a lot, but was making do with an old henkels block set. This knife was incredibly sharp OOTB and has maintained the edge for the better part of a year so far despite near daily use. I am thoroughly impressed by the Tojiro heat treatment of the VG10. The hammered finish makes food release a breeze. There are lots of things that make this knife very approachable for someone who isnt used to the world of japanese knives: the 170mm length, and drop tip of the santoku is easy to wield and seems "safe". The round handle is a nice touch for someone who isn't used to the octagonal wa handle. The cheaper handle material and plastic ferrule seem out of place on a knife that looks and performs like this, but it also helps to get over the "it's too nice to use" factor that a more expensive knife might have.

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      Nice knife for the price
    Posted By: Ryan R
    2 people found this review helpful

    I bought this as a Christmas gift but got to look it over and use it a bit myself. First off, it's a very attractive knife aesthetically. It came extremely sharp OOTB, I'm a pretty accomplished sharpener and I don't think I could do much better; it didn't even need a stropping. The edge was obviously created on a belt; it had one high spot towards the tip and one low spot towards the heel, both very minor and easily fixed. It's a little thicker behind the edge than your average Japanese knife but it's thin enough to offer quite good performance if the edge is kept sharp. Food release is very good. The blade doesn't have a distal taper and the spine is a little thick for my taste, but we're talking about a 90 dollar knife. My biggest problem with it is it's quite blade heavy with a balance point well in front of my pinch grip. Some people might like that but I prefer a more neutral feel. The edge has held up quite well in the hands of the recipient who is not a knife enthusiast by any means(my mother). All in all I would recommend it to someone looking for something in this price range, you get quality steel and nice aesthetics and performance.

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      Great knife!
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is awesome! It was my first Japanese knife. Cuts like a Dream right out of the box

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      A very nice knife
    Posted By: Steven - verified customer

    It is a very nice to look at and to use it was crazy sharp out of the box I have used it every day for the last few weeks and I have more the 30 are so knifes. I find myself laying it out .

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