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The Tojiro Black Zen Peeling knife 7 cm aka Bird's Beak, is the classic tool for making decorative cuts, as well as for cutting out blemishes, peeling, and slicing soft fruits.
The curved shape lets you cut close to the peel, keeping more of the fruit or vegetable you’re peeling.
The Bird's Beak is also called the Tournée knife for the highly sculpted tournée cut that this precise little knife makes possible.
It's a specialty knife to be sure, yet it is an essential part of the knife collection.
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||19.6 cm|
|Blade length||7 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|