Tojiro Shirogami – Gyuto 210mm
Tojiro is one of the few manufactures in Japan that performs all of its manufacturing processes in-house. They choose this path of integrated in-house production, from the careful selection of materials to after sale service. The reason why they are able to deliver high quality lies in their commitment to being directly involved in every aspect of making their knives.
As knives are tools that people directly take into their hands to use, Tojiro values the skills of producers, which are the foundation of manufacturing, and keep a close eye on all processes until each craftsman at TOJIRO is completely satisfied. Our knives that are produced by traditional techniques and modern industrial technology are held in the highest regard not only in Japan, but around the world.
Gyuto (Chefs Knife):
The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 210mm to 270mm in length though smaller and larger examples can be found. Like the familiar western styled chef’s knife, Gyutos are commonly tall at the heel, have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work.
Shirogami #2 or White Carbon Steel #2:
Shirogami or White Carbon steel is one of the most pure types of carbon steel. Its made from Iron sand made in Japan.
White Carbon steel is most definitely the easiest steel to sharpen and to achieve an incredible smooth “silky” cutting edge.
These knives do however require special care as they are the most reactive of the carbon steels, after a strong patina has formed on the blade they are less likely to rust.
Knife Shape: Gyuto
Blade Length: 210mm
Steel Type: Shirogami #2 / White Carbon # 2
Rockwell Hardness: 61:63
Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle
Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days
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- Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
- Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
- Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
- Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
- Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
- Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
- Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
- Never transport knives unprotected.
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