Tojiro Knife Guide
Tojiro is one of the biggest knife brands and they have won many design awards. Traditional Japanese techniques are combined with traditional production methods. The Tojiro knives are razor-sharp and very durable.
In this guide:
- The Brand
- The Guide
The Tojiro moto is “Ichigo Ichie”, meaning once in a lifetime. Tojiro manufacturers knives whilst thinking always about the user. Tojiro believes that the use of the knife should enrich the user’s life each time that gives the feeling of a once in a lifetime use.
The Tojiro factory in Niigata Japan aspired to produce a commercially successful knife that would be accessible to professional and amateur chefs alike. Their strategy saw them link up with the most famous of Japanese housewares designers, Komin Yamada who also designed the Global G knife series (including the famous G2 Cooks Knife) to produce a series of quality yet value Japanese knives. The result was the development of the Tojiro Sha Ra Ku Mono series, made from a Molybdenum Vanadium steel to offer superior cutting performance and durability. The knives feature an elegant and stylish sweeping design evoking the history of the traditional Samurai katana sword. The handles of the knives are made from stainless steel and are hollow, making these knives feel extremely light. Tojiro Sha Ra Ku Mono knives are good value for a range of high carbon Japanese steel knives and have a hardness of 56 HRC.