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The Tojiro Black Zen Kudamono knife 9 cm is ideal for a wide variety of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed.
While the size is similar to a paring knife, the blade shape is different.
Instead of the paring knife’s curved edge, the Tojiro DP Pro Kudamono knife has a straight 9 cm edge. This straight edge makes it easy to handhold a carrot or zucchini while slicing it into a pot. The flat edge is handy for chopping or mincing smaller herbs and vegetables against a chopping board.
The Tojiro Black Zen collection radiates the Japanese tradition of knife-making.
The stylish, darkened robe coated blade of the knives is comprised of three layers.
The central layer of the blade is made of VG-10 steel, an extremely hard core alloy with the addition of cobalt, hardened to a hardness of 60+/-1 HRC Rockwell, developed by Takefu industries.
The core is clad with a softer, corrosion-resistant 13-chrome steel.
The Zen series consists of traditional Japanese shaped knives. The relatively large traditional D-handle on these knives is made from light-weight chestnut wood with a black PC resin ferrule.
Because they are also protected with transparent varnish, they show high resistance to moisture and discoloration.
The handle is shaped in the traditional Japanese D-shape. Basically this means it is suited for right-handed use, but the asymmetry does not bother for left-handed users.
Use and Care
|Brand||TOJIRO Co., ltd|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Overall length||21 cm|
|Blade length||9 cm|
|Blade width||2.5 cm|
|Blade thickness||2 mm|
|Number of layers||3|
|Alloy||VG10 with Chrome 13|
|Finish blade||Damaskus black satin|
|Bevel||Double edge 50/50 symmetrical|
|Handle length||11,4 cm|
|Handle material||Chestnut wood with black PC resin ferrule|
|Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects||2 years|