Tojiro Gyuto Zen 210mm (8.3")
Tojiro Gyuto Zen 210mm (8.3")
Tojiro Gyuto Zen 210mm (8.3")
Tojiro Gyuto Zen 210mm (8.3")


Tojiro Gyuto Zen 210mm (8.3")


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Tojiro Gyuto Zen in 210mm blade length is a great selection for a handy, multi-purpose, low-maintenance and affordable chef's knife. The 210mm (8.3") size works well in professional kitchens with limited workspace or is the go-to length for home cooks.

The excellent VG-10 steel with the hardness of 61 HRC is clad into 2 layers of softer stainless steel. The outer two layers of softer stainless steel form a "shinogi" line along the entire edge of the blade. Shinogi line represents the border between the harder, inner steel and the outer two layers of softer steel.

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. Heat treated to the hardness of 60-61 HRC.

The blade extends into a traditional Japanese round Wa handle made of the common wood for Japanese handles - magnolia wood - with a black plastic ferrule. The handle is suitable for left and right-handed users.

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! 😊


Blade shape: Gyuto
Steel type: VG-10
Hardness (HRC scale): 61
Overall length: 345mm (13.6")
Blade length:
210mm (8.3")
Blade height:
44mm (1.7")
Spine thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")
Weight: 135g (4.8 oz)
Handle length: 129mm (5.1")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Magnolia
Blacksmith: Tojiro


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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