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

Rating:
5/5,
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Price:
$64.24
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  1. captainbligh
    "outstanding for the price, great way to get into Japanese blades"
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Performance:
    5/5,
    Handle:
    4/5,
    Blade:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 1, 2015
    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. 
  2. pjheard
    "Tojiro DP is outstanding value"
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Performance:
    5/5,
    Handle:
    4/5,
    Blade:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 9, 2011
    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.