[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set
[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set
[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set
[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set
[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set
[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set

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[SET] Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set

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A two-piece Tojiro’s traditional kitchen knife set contains two major Japanese knives:

TOJIRO PETTY SHIROGAMI #2 150MM (5.9")
TOJIRO GYUTO SHIROGAMI #2 210MM (8.3")

Tojiro's Shirogami Set is a great multi-purpose entry-level knife set that will take you into the mystical world of carbon reactive Japanese knives. Shirogami White steel #2 will change color, get patina, and, if not taken care of properly, develop rust. The advantage of Shirogami steel is the ability to be sharpened to a very sharp edge quite easily.

Both knives in this set have an unprocessed black patina on top of the blade, called kuro-uchi, which gives them a raw, unfinished look. The traditional Japanese D-shaped handle is made of magnolia wood and boast a plastic ferrule.

Overall, this set offers a great price-performance ratio for users interested in carbon reactive, high maintenance kitchen knives. 

About Tojiro:

Tojiro is one of the top 5 largest Japanese kitchen knife manufacturers. They are renowned across Japan and internationally for their top-quality knives for a reasonable price. Tojiro's focus on advanced technologies, together with their insatiable dedication for constant improvements of their knives and materials, makes Tojiro's knives a must-have in any kitchen. Tojiro's main focus? Sharpness!
A big bonus is their great team which we are always very eager to meet and talk to! 😊

Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs? We created a quick, 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.

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John Gerstgraser
Tojiro Shirogami 2 piece Knife Set

Thanks for your reply Grega,
I will take your advice regarding plugging up the gaps between the handle and tang, I forgot to mention previously that the knives are very sharp and look beautiful.
They are a pleasure to use and i'm looking forward to seeing the patina develop over time.
Highly recommended.

Thank you John, very kind of you and Im glad to hear you like the performance of the knife! If you'll need any help, let us know. ✌️

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John Gerstgraser
Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set 2 Piece Set

Fast delivery to NZ... The fit between the plastic ferrel and the wooden handle isn't the best, there is a "ridge" between the two of a couple of millimetre's and when I first washed the larger knife and tipped it vertically water ran out of the handle and down the blade. So am suspecting the carbon tang may well be rusting unseen inside the handle.

Hi John,
Thanks for your review! Glad to hear the knives were delivered fast to New Zealand.

All good points for the Tojiro's Shirogami series. It's Tojiro's entry-level line of knives and the weakest part of their line is indeed the handle, they fit the basic magnolia handle on them. This Shirogami line is a great and affordable way to get into the beautiful world of carbon steel knives, shirogami steel is the most traditional and the purest carbon steel out there. Hard steel, very easy to sharpen, but needs to be maintained regularly, otherwise it will quickly get rust spots, so your concern that the tang could start developing rust is valid. Magnolia handles are very popular and affordable in Japan, so it's quite common that after a year or so of use, the knife owner replaces the handle and inspects the tang at that time.

There's an easy and quick fix to prevent the water getting down the tang. Some blacksmiths do this when fitting a new handle, and I'd recommend doing the same with yours. Simply apply a bit of transparent superglue to the small gaps where the handle meets the blade. This will seal the gaps. And perhaps after a few years of use, you can think of installing a new handle. As said, the blade and the steel are one of the best for this price point, but the handle is indeed a weak point. Fitting a harder wood such as rosewood, walnut or one of our stabilized wood handles later on will improve the overall look and feel of the knife. I hope they will serve you well for many years, they perform very well. Just wash them and wipe them dry after every use, and oil them regularly. They get a really nice patina!

Cheers,
Grega from SharpEdge

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John Gerstgraser
Tojiro Shirogami 2 piece Knife Set

Thanks for your reply Grega,
I will take your advice regarding plugging up the gaps between the handle and tang, I forgot to mention previously that the knives are very sharp and look beautiful.
They are a pleasure to use and i'm looking forward to seeing the patina develop over time.
Highly recommended.

Thank you John, very kind of you and Im glad to hear you like the performance of the knife! If you'll need any help, let us know. ✌️

J
John Gerstgraser
Tojiro Shirogami Knife Set 2 Piece Set

Fast delivery to NZ... The fit between the plastic ferrel and the wooden handle isn't the best, there is a "ridge" between the two of a couple of millimetre's and when I first washed the larger knife and tipped it vertically water ran out of the handle and down the blade. So am suspecting the carbon tang may well be rusting unseen inside the handle.

Hi John,
Thanks for your review! Glad to hear the knives were delivered fast to New Zealand.

All good points for the Tojiro's Shirogami series. It's Tojiro's entry-level line of knives and the weakest part of their line is indeed the handle, they fit the basic magnolia handle on them. This Shirogami line is a great and affordable way to get into the beautiful world of carbon steel knives, shirogami steel is the most traditional and the purest carbon steel out there. Hard steel, very easy to sharpen, but needs to be maintained regularly, otherwise it will quickly get rust spots, so your concern that the tang could start developing rust is valid. Magnolia handles are very popular and affordable in Japan, so it's quite common that after a year or so of use, the knife owner replaces the handle and inspects the tang at that time.

There's an easy and quick fix to prevent the water getting down the tang. Some blacksmiths do this when fitting a new handle, and I'd recommend doing the same with yours. Simply apply a bit of transparent superglue to the small gaps where the handle meets the blade. This will seal the gaps. And perhaps after a few years of use, you can think of installing a new handle. As said, the blade and the steel are one of the best for this price point, but the handle is indeed a weak point. Fitting a harder wood such as rosewood, walnut or one of our stabilized wood handles later on will improve the overall look and feel of the knife. I hope they will serve you well for many years, they perform very well. Just wash them and wipe them dry after every use, and oil them regularly. They get a really nice patina!

Cheers,
Grega from SharpEdge