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Description of Tojiro GAI | 7" Chef Knife (Gyuto)
This is one of the latest designs by Tojiro, the handle is inspired by the Japanese word Gai, which is roughly translated from the Japanese word for armour. Made from Linen mikarta which is durable, corrosion resistance, and strong against degradation over time. The convex edge of the Gai series cuts effortlessly into food and holds a very good edge.
This is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at a number of tasks as opposed to specializing in any one purpose.
Handcraftedin Niigata, Japan
Razor-sharp with60° HRC
Highest quality steelthat is hand polished for an impeccable finish
The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.
Model:F-1352 Blade length: 180 mm (7 inches) Total length: 305 mm Weight: 170 g Blade: VG10 (37 Layers) Handle: Linen Mikarta(Bolt: Stainless) Edging: Double Bevel
Tojiro is one of Japan's top 5 kitchen knife manufacturing brands. It was founded in 1953 and is located in a thriving manufacturing area of Tsubame Sanjo in the Niigata prefecture, where working with steel dates back to the beginning of the 17th century.
The Tojiro factory is actually open to the public, you can experience how these highly skilled blacksmiths, led by knife-master Tomoo Matsumura, make these beautiful knives from scratch.
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.
We find Tojiro knives to offer one of the best value propositions in the market of high end chef knives. Knife experts and professional chefs around the world consider Tojiro to be up there with the leading brands in the world. Tojiro offers a good quality knife at a great price, they look awesome, feel great, and are authentically Japanese.
This is why Meat N’ Bone partnered with Tojiro to be the offcial supplier of knives for our Grill Master’s boutique.
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