Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Cleaning brush for the handle. Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Knife choil of Tojiro Origami Gyuto 180mm (7.1")
Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Cleaning brush for the handle. Tojiro Origami Gyuto is a multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. The design is unique—the knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. It was awarded a world-famous iF Design Award. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC.
Knife choil of Tojiro Origami Gyuto 180mm (7.1")

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Tojiro Origami Gyuto 180mm (7.1")

130,00€

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✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

Tojiro Origami Gyuto 180mm is a handy, multi-purpose, low-maintenance, and affordable chef's knife. As the name suggests, the inspiration for the unique folded design comes from the Japanese traditional paper art origami and the multitude of forms it takes, which translates well into this knife's versatility of use and the artful dishes it helps create.

The design is uniquethe knife is made from a single folded metal sheet, with no welding process involved. The design was awarded a world-famous product design award, the iF Design Award. As such this blade is a must-have for knife lovers who like unique, well-designed blades, not just to use but to admire as well.

BLADE SHAPE:
Gyuto is the most versatile and useful blade shape in the modern kitchen. It has a wide profile for easy food transfer and tends to be fairly flat towards the heel, enabling easy and fast chopping on the cutting board. A pointed tip allows piercing and precise, delicate work. A slight curve between the tip and the midsection makes the belly great for rocking the blade back and forth when cutting. It can be used for cutting meat, fish, and vegetables. The 180mm (7.1") size works well in professional kitchens with limited workspace and is the go-to length for home cooks. 

STEEL:
The blade is made of high-carbon stainless molybdenum vanadium steel with a hardness of 58-59 HRC, which boasts excellent rust resistance and is easy to maintain. The knife is easy to sharpen and has excellent edge retention.
→ Read more about blade maintenance here.

LAMINATION:
The blade’s core was laminated using the san-mai method to improve its structural integrity and subsequent ability to withstand impacts and prevent chipping. San-mai translates to “three layers” in Japanese, referring to a blade that is composed of a primary, inner layer of harder steel (hagane) and of two secondary, outer layers of softer steel (jigane) that protect the prior.
→ Read more on Blade Construction: Lamination.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (50/50 symmetrical) grind, which allows for smooth and even cutting, with a flat V-edge profile. 

BLADE FINISH:
The blade features a clean, highly polished mirror finish (also called migaki). It is a simple, minimalistic blade. The surface of the knife is thinned and polished during the manufacturing process to expose the smooth and shiny surface of the knife. Such a finished look minimizes damage to the food cells during cutting, so it is suitable for the most delicate tasks.

HANDLE:
The unique folded handle is made from stainless steel; together with the blade it is made from the same metal sheet and continues directly from the blade with a fold, with no welding involved. The handle is triangular in shape and symmetrical, so it is suitable for left and right-handed users and sits in the hand very well. Due to its unique origami folding, its core is hollow. The box includes a cleaning brush for the inside of the handle.

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! 😊

Take a look inside the Tojiro smithy and learn more about their master blacksmith Tomoo Matsumura in the following video:

Blade shape: Gyuto

Steel type: molybdenum vanadium

Blade construction: San-mai / flat V-edge / migaki

Hardness (HRC scale): 58-59 HRC

Overall length: 310mm (12.2")

Blade length: 180mm (7.1")

Blade height: 43mm (1.7")

Spine thickness: 1.9mm (0.07")

Weight: 170g (6 oz)

Handle length: 114mm (4.5")

Handle type / wood: stainless steel

Kanji on the blade: "Tojiro" 藤次郎 疾風

Blacksmith: Tojiro

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.
✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a 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.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- 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.

DELIVERY TIME:
- Europe:
1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
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.

→ Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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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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Free on orders over 300€.

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