Tojiro VG-10 Nakiri DP Hammered 165mm (6.5")
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Tojiro Nakiri DP Hammered 165mm (6.5") is a new budget superstar from the hands Tojiro's blacksmiths. Tojiro's secret recipe of hardening VG-10 steel doesn't disappoint with this line of hammered kuro-uchi knives either. The knife is very sharp out-of-the-box and is ready to make some (precise) damage to the all the veggies you're about to prepare. Nakiri blade shape is a traditional Japanese knife shape, designed for the task of cutting vegetables. A knife that will be appreciated in the hands of a prep cook with mountains of veggies to prepare every day. Recently, many nakiris find their way into home kitchens - it's a perfect knife for vegetarians and veggie lovers. Chop away!
The VG-10 core, clad into a layer of softer stainless steel, is hardened to 61 HRC. Not a super hard knife, but this also means it is not a very sensitive blade, so you'll get a good ratio of edge retention and not needing to worry about chipping the blade very easily. The looks on Tojiro's new line is simply stunning - you'll marvel at the beautiful hammer dents on the blade coupled with a rustic looking kuro-uchi finish. Hammer dents also have a function, they help with the food release.
A durable stamina wood handle is used, allowing for an ergonomic and fatigue-less grip. It features a stainless bolster and three rivets for a secure handle fixation, reducing the possibility for cracks in the handle.
Tojiro is one of the top 5 largest Japanese kitchen knife manufacturers, with headquarters in Niigata. 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. The company is divided into two sections: Tojiro Factory and more recent Tojiro Atelier, the latter dedicated to producing elaborate custom-made knives. Visitors are welcome to visit both spaces and experience the knife manufacturing process (with all its sounds and smells) firsthand by observing the workflow from a raised catwalk. For more info on Tojiro and it's master blacksmith Tomoo Matsumura check the video below.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||61|
|Overall length:||290mm (11.4")|
|Blade length:||165mm (6.5")|
|Spine thickness:||2mm (0.08")|
|Weight:||220g (7.8 oz)|
|Handle length:||125m (4.9")|
|Handle type / wood:||Western / Black Micarta|
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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