TOJIRO Kiritsuke Knife 210mm F-796
Type: Kiritsuke Knife
Blade Material: VG10 + 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 210 mm (8.2'')
Total Length: 345 mm (13.5'')
Weight: around 205 g (7.2 oz)
Handle: Reinforced Laminated Material
Edging: Double Bevel
Item Number: F-796
Made in Japan
* Recently, the design has been renewed and the letters DP on the blade may have changed to VG10.
“TOJIRO’s flagship model. VG10 as core steel, clad by 13-chrome stainless steel, it has achieved both professional sharpness and easy maintenance.
Reinforced laminated handle is very durable and tough, not easily deformed and strong against deterioration over time.
Metal bolster is very hygienic and prevents stain and dirt from being accumulated between blade and handle.
All purpose knife suitable not only for large size vegetables, meat, and fish, but also good for detailed work by using its so called K-tip blade.”
VG-10 (Cobalt Alloy Steel) is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard. The material has excellent sharpness and abrasion resistance. So it spread between the professionals. It is developed and made by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. It's Japanese company.
If the entire blade is very hard, it is difficult to sharpen. If the edge is soft, it is dull, and the sharpness falls immediately. So the hard material is used in the center only, the soft material is used in the side. VG-10 is hard, so Ceramic sharpening stone is recommended for speedy sharpening.
Note: Don't twist edge, and don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.