[SET] Tojiro Steak Set
This one is for the carnivores! The sleek and futuristic Tojiro Steak set is a must-have for all the steak lovers who’ve gotten way too used to the sharpness of Japanese knives but don’t want to look ridiculous eating with a fork and a gyuto at the dinner table.
VG-10 steel is an ideal choice for a sharp steak knife, as it has great corrosion resistance and stainless qualities, but can still attain a very fine edge. VG-10 steel can be also sharpened easily, but no worries – the knives will withstand many a dinner parties before needing any treatment from your whetstones.
Just go easy on them if you’re cutting on porcelain or ceramic plates, as they could dull a bit faster. We recommend serving your steaks on a wooden (or any softer) surface – the knives will appreciate it.
Steak knives are the sharpest knives on the dinner table. Normal, slightly serrated table knives are not sharp enough for steaks, which will result in shredded pieces of meat instead of tender, smooth cuts that we usually have in mind when we picture a perfect medium-rare steak. Sharpness preserves freshness and keeps the juices inside.
VG-10 (V for Vanadium, G for "gold" as in "gold standard") is made by Takefu Special Steel Company, a relatively small steel company that around 60 years ago managed to find just the right balance of different elements to create the most popular Japanese knife making steel today. VG-10 steel is stainless steel with relatively high Carbon (C) content (1%), 15% Chromium (Cr), 1% Molybdenum (Mo), 0.3% Vanadium (V) and 1.5% Cobalt (Co). The combination of Cr, Mo, and V forms a lot of hard carbides, making the steel abrasion resistant which translates to long-lasting, smooth sharpness.
The core layer consisting of VG-10 steel was sandwiched between two layers of softer steel. This technique is called san-mai and is used to protect the hard (but delicate) core from outside factors and physical impacts, which could lead to breakage.
The knives have double bevel (symmetrical) blades.
The 63-layer damascus pattern on the knife’s blade will ensure your dinner party guests won’t just be impressed by how effortless their cutting will be, but also by the blade’s spectacular look.
The knife is fitted with a yo-style, ergonomic Western style handle made of black micarta, a very durable wood composite. The handle is visually enhanced with the insert of a stainless steel detail. The weight of the handle complements the weight of the blade perfectly and provides an even balance, making it easy and comfortable to use. The handle also offers a secure and firm grip that will prevent the palm from sliding against the blade.
ABOUT THE BLACKSMITH:
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! 😊
Box dimensions: 257mm (10.1") x 192mm (7.6") x 35mm (1.4")
Overall weight: 710g (25 oz)
Blade shape: Steak knife
Steel type: VG-10
Blade construction: San-mai
Hardness (HRC scale): 60-61
Overall length: 224mm (8.8")
Blade length: 110mm (4.3")
Blade height: 23mm (0.9")
Spine thickness: 1.9mm (0.08")
Weight: 80g (2.8 oz)
Handle length: 105mm (4.1")
Handle type / wood: Western (Yo) style / Micarta
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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- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).
- United Kingdom - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
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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