Style and manufacture
Tojiro knives come in two different styles – traditional wood handled knifes which still go by the traditional Japanese names (we approve!), and the modern range with moulded handles, which come in 37-layer, and 63-layer versions, in Damascus-effect steel.
One of the main differences in these two ranges is the bevelling. The modern styled knives come with a Western-style double bevelled blade, whereas the traditional knives come with a single beveled edge, defaulted to right-handers. This is the traditional Japanese style, and allows for extra-thin slicing.
Our views and advice for buyers
These are all excellent knives, the Tojiro brand being favoured by top chef Heston Blumenthal, head chef at The Fat Duck in Bray, England (twice voted best restaurant in the world).