Tojiro Gyuto Black Damascus 240mm (9.5")
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Tojiro Gyuto Black Damascus in 240mm (9.5") blade length is a unique-looking, high quality, extremely efficient multi-purpose kitchen knife.
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 62 layered Damascus pattern (31 on each side). The black sheen and enhanced lines of the Damascus are a result of processing the blade with black iron oxide. The edge is angled at 15 degrees which improves cutting agility and ease of sharpening/honing.
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. Additionally, a fire surface treatment improves 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! 😊
|Hardness (HRC scale):||61|
|Overall length:||385mm (15.2")|
|Blade length:||240mm (9.5")|
|Spine thickness:||2.2mm (0.09")|
|Weight:||160g (5.6 oz)|
|Handle length:||139mm (5.5")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Chestnut|
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.
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