The Tojiro Shippu Black damascus nakiri 16 cm knife is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife and can be recognized by the angular and thin blade with rounded tip at the front of the edge. As such cutting perfect strips of veggies is a piece of cake! However, because of the thin blade you cannot use it to chop!
Tojiro Shippu Black series
The Tojiro Shippu Black collection is a variation on the existing and popular Shippu collection. The knives from the black collection can be recognized by the dark look of the knife. The knives are traditionally forged from 63 layers of damasteel. The core of the blade is made from VG10 steel. The blade, with its VG-10 steel core is corrosion resistant because of a process with black iron oxide. The same process also clearly brought forward the pattern in the Damasteel blade. The blade is polished and shines like a mirror. As such it is a razor-sharp jewel in the kitchen!
The handle also contributes to the remarkable character of this knife. The handle is made from burnt chestnut wood which not only makes the wood stronger and more sustainable, but also gives it that stunning black colour which makes the knife look very chic. In between the handle and the blade you will find a black polypropylene bolster. A very strong plastic which finishes the great design. The handle has an asymmetrical shape which makes the knife mostly suited for right-handed use. This knife is not dishwasher proof.
Tojiro is a popular knife manufacturer from Japan. Ever since 1995 they specialize in making handmade kitchen knives where tradition and innovation play a very important role. The knives are forged in the Tsubame-Sanjo region, a region where one has been working with metal for hundreds of years. Looking for a sustainable knife filled with Japanese character and craftsmanship? If so, the Tojiro knives are the perfect choice!