This shirogami steel nakiri is for those who are on a budget but want to try a made in Japan carbon steel knife. While you cannot expect the forging, grinding, fit and finish to match a mid range/high end Japanese knife, this nakiri is a great entry into the world of Japanese carbon steel knives. It can also be used as a carbon knife to practice knife sharpening.
- Origin: Tsubame-Sanjo, Japan
- Brand: Tojiro
- Knife Type: Nakiri
- Steel Type: Shirogami Core
- Jigane: Soft Iron
- Construction: San Mai
- Blade Finish: Kurouchi
- Hardness Level: 60 +/-1
- Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
- Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")
- Overall Length: 305mm
- Blade Height (at heel): 52.1mm
- Blade Thickness (above heel): 3.6mm
- Handle: Magnolia D-Shaped Handle
- Kakumaki: Resin
- Weight: 130g (4.58oz)
- Marking: In Japanese Kanji "Trademark Tojiro Made"
About Tojiro 藤次郎
Tojiro is the leading knife manufacturer in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area with a few centuries of knife making tradition. The finish and quantity of their products are quite remarkable despite being very affordable. Established over 50 years ago, Tojiro combine modern technologies and traditional craftsman methodologies, and is a pioneer of stainless steel knives in Japan. Their philosophy is to improve efficiency with machines while respecting traditions when it comes to quality and finish.
Shirogami (white) steel is one of the most popular steel type found in Japanese kitchen knives (Wa Knives). It is not stainless steel, therefore you must wipe your knife dry after each use.
Cutting Surface: Wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethylene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
Sharpening: We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.