This Tojiro Zen Gyuto is a relatively large knife with a blade length of 27 cm. The long blade is comprised of three layers: a VG10 core surrounded by 13-chrome steel. This knife combines the best of the Western kitchen knives with the best of the Japanese kitchen knives. Easy to use and comfortable in hand. And, of course, enhanced with a razor-sharp edge.
Tojiro is one of the largest Japanese knife brands. This innovative brand has won numerous design awards. Traditional Japanese techniques are combined with modern production methods. The Tojiro kitchen knives are razor-sharp and very sustainable.
For knives there is always a compromise between hardness (sharp, but brittle and less stainless) and flexible (less sharp and less brittle, more stainless). Tojiro opted for a multi-layer construction. The core is made from VG10 steel surrounded by 13-chrome steel. This leaves you with a unique combination of hardness and a much higher corrosion-resistance than with carbon steel.
The handle is made from light-weight oak wood. It is enhanced with a traditional Japanese D-shape. This is a right-handed knife, but left-handed users won't be bothered by this asymmetry.