Kudamono knife 9cm Tojiro Black Zen

  • Brands TOJIRO
  • Product Code: FD-1561
  • Availability: In Stock

The Tojiro Black Zen Kudamono knife 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

  • 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 21 cm
Blade length 9 cm
Blade width 2.5 cm
Blade thickness 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 11,4 cm
Handle material Chestnut wood with black PC resin ferrule
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 40 gr
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 years
Boxed Yes