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Is Tojiro a good brand?

Is Tojiro a good brand?

Tojiro is not a really well known brand, but it is well respected by professional chefs and serious home cooks. The DP 808 chef knife is probably the most popular knife Tojiro makes.

What does DP mean on a Japanese knife?

Hardness. DP stands for a technology called the Decarburization Prevention method. This technology prevents metal from becoming soft due to the removal of carbon when being heated. DP technology gives Tojiro DP chef knives 60 Rockwell hardness.

What is Japanese Gyuto?

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It is a true multi-purpose knife that can perform wide range of tasks, can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fishes, vegetables and fruits.

Are Tojiro knives made in Japan?

Tojiro’s knife factory is located in Niigata City. This is an area famous for producing the finest sake in Japan and a traditional centre for tool and knife forging….Just the Facts.

Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel
Handle Eco wood with welded bolster

What knife is better than shun?

Shun, like most Japanese style knives, have incredibly sharp edges that are cut at 16-degree angles per side (32 degrees total). Although German knives are not usually as sharp as Japanese knives, Wusthof edges are cut at a 14-degree angle per side (28 degrees total), which makes them slightly sharper than Shun.

Where are Tojiro knives made?

We, TOJIRO, will continue to strive for a balance between inherited tradition and technical innovation as one of the few full-scale production kitchen knife manufactures in Japan.

How thick should a Gyuto be?

The dimensions of Gyuto knives range between 150-390mm, but the most frequent ones are between 210-270mm long. The thickness of the blade is usually between 1.5-5mm.

What is a Japanese steak knife called?

Gyutou are the Japanese equivalent of a typical European chef’s knife. The word gyutou in Japanese means ‘beef knife’. See all Gyutou Knives. Santoku / Multipurpose. Santoku, which means ‘three virtues’ in Japanese, is an all-purpose knife with a taller blade profile than a gyutou.

Is the Tojiro DP gyutou a good knife?

This thing is so sharp out of the box that you need to be extremely careful. This knife can help you hone your knife skills and also slice your finger nail off with precision. This is a great knife for any home cook who wants a quality, simple, and reasonable priced chef’s knife that is sharp and will stay sharp for a while.

What kind of steel does Tojiro chef knife use?

For decades, Tojiro knives have served as a gateway into the world of high end Japanese cutlery for professional and home cooks alike. In the DP series, Tojiro’s excellent treatment of VG-10 core steel provides for extreme keenness without sacrificing edge integrity or retention.

What happens if you put a Tojiro knife in the dishwasher?

If you put it in the dishwasher or let it bang around in the sink with other dirty dishes and utensils, it isn’t for you (and you will end up in the emergency room getting stitches after blindly reaching into water with this knife – it is designed to cut and it will cut).