Tojiro Bird's Beak Paring Black Damascus knife is mostly used in a professional kitchen for peeling or carving fruits and vegetables and is especially essential to tourne vegetables (a French staple technique). It will come in handy in a home kitchen too, especially with peeling spherical fruits and veggies, although the standard shaped paring/petty knife should also do the trick.
The Tojiro Shippu Black collection is the same in shape to the original light colored Shippu series, but very noticeably differs from it with the black look of the handle and the blade.
The blade’s core is made out of VG-10 (61 HRC) steel and is fortified by 36 layered Damascus pattern. The black sheen and enhanced lines of the Damascus are a result of processing the blade with black iron oxide.
The Japanese handle also contributes to the character of this collection. It’s made of burnt chestnut wood and reinforced with a sturdy resin ferrule. The wood is beautified and protected with a transparent stain to enhance its water-resistance. The handle has an emphasized angle for a better grip, which makes it more suitable for right-handed users.
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! 😊
Blade shape: Petty / Paring
Steel type: VG-10
Blade construction: San-mai / migaki/damascus
Hardness (HRC scale): 60-61
Overall length: 195mm (7.7")
Blade length: 70mm (2.8")
Blade height: 25mm (1")
Spine thickness: 1.7mm (0.1")
Weight: 35g (1.2 oz)
Handle length: 110mm (4.3")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Chestnut wood
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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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.
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- 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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