Tojiro-DP Chef's Knife 9.4" (24cm)

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Tojiro DP knives are made in the 'honwarikomi' method where a carbon steel plate is encased front, top, and back in stain-resistant steel. As a result, the cutting edge of the blade is as sharp and durable as a carbon steel knife, while the stain-resistant steel outer layer makes this knife very easy to maintain.Tojiro's honwarikomi knives use high-quality Swedish carbon steel and 13% chromium stain-resistant steel in their construction.

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Binding
Kitchen
EAN
4960375038090
Product Group
Kitchen
Product Type Name
ABIS_KITCHEN
Title
Tojiro-DP Chef's Knife 9.4" (24cm)
Feature
Hardness Rockwell C scale: 60 ±1
Brand
Tojiro
MPN
F-809
Model
F-809

Latest reviews

Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Handle
4.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2015-08-01
Purchase Price
$79.95
Pros: affordable. light, thin and sharp.
Cons: need to learn to treat it right
A very good way to get into Japanese blades since very good bang for the buck. Familiar blade and handle shape. Very good steel, comes with and keeps a good sharp edge ... but if you need to touch it up, you need to be willing to look at using stones or ceramic hone rather than an old ridged steel. feels quite light in the hand, well balanced, easy to use for a whole shift. 
Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Handle
4.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2011-08-09
Purchase Price
$94.00
Pros: sharp ootb, sharpens easily, holds edge well, balanced extremely well
Cons: have major callous from constant use
I own Misono UX10, Shun, and Tojiro. Not quite as sharp as the Shun or Misono ootb, but with a little work on the 1k stone it can be even sharper  than the Misono but with a little more heft and rigidity, which I love. I work in the kitchen of a major luxury hotel brand and It just seems to get better with heavy use.  Overall  theTojiro DP is amazing for the price.  

Comments

Though I think the star rating may be a little generous I have to agree the Tojiro DP line is a contender for best value in Japanese knives.
I do not have the exact knife reviewed, but will note that the three I do have all perform well, sharpen up easily, and the VG10 core steel holds a sharpening for a good while (or a really long while compared to my previous Henckels Pro-S) and all are inexpensive enough for both home or professional use.
When I had evaluated the DP originally for purchase I was pleased to hear from those who used them in their work as professional cooks etc, and one of the comments that stood out was that even though they had owned more expensive knives that were of a higher quality and performance their Tojiro DP was still being used on a daily basis.
One other point I do not see often enough is that though these are true J-knives etc the DP is still a pretty sturdy or stiff knife. Unlike some of the thinner higher end brands there is a reduced flex that would likely feel more familiar or comfortable to someone who is accustomed to using many western or German brands.
Overall I remain very happy with the Tojiro DP, and know it is one of the best values in my drawer :)
 
I think 3/5 is more accurate. Edge retention and sharpening ease is mediocre compared to Victorinox, or many Japanese gyutos a little more expensive. A good knife? Yes, but mainly for its price. After using/sharpening a Suisin, Misono, or Takamura, Tojiro feels infantile. Tojiro knives are good, but not that good.
 

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