Tojiro's newest "Basic" series features a timeless, minimalist design. The knives are designed for home use and offer an excellent quality-price ratio. The VG-10 steel core provides satisfying sharpness and good edge retention, and the ergonomic pakka wood handle offers a comfortable grip.
The set consists of a small petty and a multi-purpose santoku knife:
→ Santoku shape is the most popular knife shape in Japanese cuisine. So you can be sure that it will work well as a multipurpose knife in your kitchen as well. Dicing, slicing and chopping are the preferred cutting techniques with santoku knives.
→ Petty knives are basically a smaller version of gyutos or chef's knives, meant for all those smaller tasks where larger and wider knives are considered unwieldy. This small all-purpose knife, which no kitchen should be without, is used for peeling and cutting fruits and vegetables. Its compact size and relatively narrow blade also makes it very maneuverable.
This knife set is part of Tojiro's Basic knife series, which features the popular VG-10 core steel.
The core layer is clad into 2 layers of softer steel (san-mai lamination).
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade.
The blade has a simple Migaki look.
The handle is made of sturdy and relatively light pakka wood (no padding), allowing for an ergonomic and fatigue-free grip. The handle is equipped with three rivets for secure fastening, reducing the possibility of cracks in the handle.
ABOUT THE BLACKSMITH:
Tojiro is one of the top 5 largest Japanese kitchen knife manufacturers, with headquarters in Niigata. 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.
Blade shape: [Set] Santoku + Petty
Steel type: VG-10 / 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Blade construction: San-mai / migaki
Hardness (HRC scale): 61
Overall length: 288mm (11.3") / 241mm (9.5")
Blade length: 165mm (6.5") / 135mm (5.3")
Blade height: 45mm (1.8") / 29mm (1.1")
Spine thickness: 1.6mm (0.06") / 1.7mm (0.07")
Weight: 125g (4.4 oz) / 65g (2.3 oz)
Handle length: 115mm (4.5") / 100mm (3.9")
Handle type / wood: Western / Pakka
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: TSUBAME-SANJO / Niigata Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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