The word Santoku means “three virtues”, referring to the three main tasks of this kitchen knife: slicing, dicing, and mincing.
When Tojiro makes multi-layered materials by forge welding, decarburization used to be a big problem because it causes hardness reduction. However, they can finally solve this problem by DP (Decarburization Prevention) method and can have realized compatible with easiness to care and the sharpness. These blades have been getting a very high opinion as long as half century among the professional chefs.
- Blade made of 3-layer material:
- Core: cobalt alloy steel (VG-10).
- Outer layers: 13 Chrome stainless steel.
- Handle: reinforced laminated material, made from sawdust, which is produced from processing of woods and usually incinerated, and resin. It is environment-friendly and has more durability.
- 2 studs.
- Short half-tang.
- Double edged.
- Made in Japan.
Tojiro is a Japanese kitchen knife brand focused in the sharpness of the knife. The combination of advanced technology and traditional technique creates a unique knife. A top brand among knife manufacturers in Niigata Prefecture, and also among the top 5 in Japan.