Gyuto knife 21cm Tojiro Black Zen

  • Brands TOJIRO
  • Product Code: FD-1564
  • Availability: In Stock

The Gyuto knife 21 cm Tojiro Black Zen is a general purpose knife that most chefs would say they could not do without. 

It is the Japanese answer to the western “chef knife”.
Tall at the heel, flat throughout, and rounded toward the tip of the knife for rock chopping, it is
perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables, and other foods.

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

  • Use a sharpening stone to sharpen your knife
  • Hand wash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut any frozen foods

Technical Specifications
Brand TOJIRO Co., ltd
Country of origin Japan
Series Black Zen
Type Japanese
Overall length 34.9 cm
Blade length 21 cm
Blade width 4.4 cm
Blade thickness 2.2 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 3
Alloy VG10 with Chrome 13
Hardness 60+/-1 HRC
Finish blade Damaskus black satin
Total angle 30°
Sharpening angle 15°
Bevel Double edge 50/50 symmetrical
Handle length 13,1 cm
Handle material Chestnut wood with black PC resin ferrule
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 140 gr
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 years
Boxed Yes