Why choose Tojiro
Tojiro's kitchen knives are great in their simplicity. Made for amateur chefs and professional chefs alike. No unnecessary frills, functionality always has the priority. This keeps them affordable without sacrificing the functionality and high-quality features of a Japanese kitchen knife.
The Tojiro DP3 kitchen knives get their name from the laminated blade that consists of three layers of steel. The core is made of VG10 steel, with 13-chrome stainless steel on either side. This ensures a strong and flexible blade. The handle is designed in Western style and shares characteristics with traditional German kitchen knives. The DP3 series is what Tojiro calls their 'flagship model'.
The DP37 kitchen knives get their name from the damascus-steel blade that consists of 37 layers of steel. The core is made of VG10 steel, with 18 layers of damascus steel on either side. Other than that, these knives are identical to the DP3 series.
Tojiro Shippu DP63
Tojiro Shippu DP63 kitchen knives are equipped with an impressive blade consisting of a total of 63 layers of steel. The core is made of VG10 steel, with 31 layers of damascus steel on either side. The asymmetrical handles are designed in traditional Japanese style and made from beautiful magnolia wood. With a bolster made of chic buffalo horn. These kitchen knives are part of Tojiro's more high-end range.
Tojiro Shippu DP63 Black
Tojiro Shippu DP63 Black kitchen knives are a variation of the popular Shippu series. These knives also feature the impressive damascus-steel blade, but differ with their dark iron-oxide blade finish. The handles of this series are made from burnt chestnut wood with a bolster of black polypropylene.
Tojiro Zen kitchen knives represent Japanese tradition at its finest. These knives are lightweight, super functional, and, in terms of price range these knives fall into the budget segment of the Tojiro brand. The handle is made of magnolia wood with a bolster made from black polypropylene. Timeless!
Tojiro Zen Black
Tojiro Zen Black kitchen knives are a variation of the popular Zen series. The Zen Black series feature a dark iron-oxide blade finish. The asymmetric handles of this series were designed in typical Japanese fashion, and are made from burnt chestnut wood with a bolster of black polypropylene.
History of Tojiro
Tojiro's story began in 1955 with a stainless steel fruit knife. At the time, it was said that stainless steel knives did not retain their sharp edges as long as carbon steel knives. Tojiro considered that a challenge, and they aimed to develop the perfect stainless steel kitchen knife. Even still, Tojiro remains committed to this cause! Tojiro also strives for perfection in ergonomics and design. As such, their motto is 'More than just sharpness.'
Tojiro knives are still made in Tsubame-Sanjo, Japan. This is an area of Japan that has been famous for its metal industry for hundreds of years. For example, production of Wakugi (Japanese nails) began as early as 1600, as well as other metal goods such as knives, pipes, brassware, metal-cutting, cutlery and much more!