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210mm Tojiro DP Gyuto (Chef's Knife)

atldragonz 85 October 18, 2013 at 05:41 AM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 10-20-2013 at 05:55 PM View Original Post
Update: Cutlery & More is currently out of stock. Korin via Amazon.com still have a few in stock.

Cutlery & More or Korin via Amazon have 210mm Tojiro DP Gyuto (Japanese Chef's Knife) for $65 (Korin $66) + free shipping. Thanks atldragonz

Price Research: Our research indicates that 210mm Tojiro DP Gyuto (Japanese Chef's Knife) is $15 lower (19% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $80. - iconian

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Edited October 18, 2013 at 07:10 PM by treyfer
These knife are VG-10 steel which is the same steel on many shun knives. They are probably just as good if not better for a fraction of the price. I can almost guarantee that you won't ever find a knife comparable at this price range.

May not seem like a huge discount off but they are priced lower only on Amazon due to the competition and the popular 8 inch size. Choose from cutleryandmore. No tax for most. 8 inch usually runs $79 on other websites.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=new

video of it slicing a tomato with 1 hand = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9362JKl6A

There is also the 9.4 inch version for $80 on the same product page.
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#3
Looks good and great reviews on Amazon.
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#4
I like this one [amazon.com]. But the one in OP seems reasonably priced. Probably not as good as Shun Kaji or Fuji line, but for $65 it is probably worth it.
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Quote from sleepybubba View Post :
Probably not as good as Shun Kaji or Fuji line, but for $65 it is probably worth it.
I can tell you right now that most of Shun's price comes from the name, as well as the aesthetics; the whole 'damascus' blade is mostly for looks. I will admit that the Shun knife are absolutely gorgeous, but if you want no nonsense Japanese performance for a good price, get this knife. I have had this one for a few years now, and it has been nothing but a joy in the kitchen.
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This knife gets very good reviews for its price range at knifeforums & kitchenknifeforums. VG10 steel, 60 HRC hardness. Composite wood handle, some reviews say the fit and finish are a bit lacking. Japan price is 4462 yen shipped (to Japan) at amazon.co.jp=$45.65.

Another good one that often gets mentioned in this price range is the Fujiwara FKM, the 210mm is $78 shipped at chefknivestogo.com. Slightly lower hardness (58-59 HRC) but reviews note better finish, pakka wood handle.
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The DP line is VG10 core clad in stainless steel. They tend to be a bit heavier than other Japanese knives. They are a great entry level VG10 knife and for many it is all they will need. Fit and finish can be hit or miss.



Dforest: the FKM is also a mono-steel knife, and it is not VG10 (which is not always a bad thing).
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Another good one that often gets mentioned in this price range is the Fujiwara FKM, the 210mm is $78 shipped at chefknivestogo.com. Slightly lower hardness (58-59 HRC) but reviews note better finish, pakka wood handle.
I bought both DP and FKM and they handle very well. I personally like the weight of the DP better (slightly heavier), but that is completely a personal preference.
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#9
the tojiro dp 8.2" was ~$42 on amazon just 2 weeks ago. probably better off to wait until the price goes back down.
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#10
If you get the Shun knife- you are paying for the samurai handle and the aesthetics. but this is as legit and 1 hand tomato dicing is pretty cool considering theres not a lot of grip.
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Quote from atldragonz View Post :
video of it slicing a tomato with 1 hand = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9362JKl6A
Quote from firebirdx01 View Post :
If you get the Shun knife- you are paying for the samurai handle and the aesthetics. but this is as legit and 1 hand tomato dicing is pretty cool considering theres not a lot of grip.
I was looking for a legit knife...but I'd be more impressed if the bottom wasn't cut off the tomato...less surface tension Stick Out Tongue
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Quote from uniblabsd View Post :
I was looking for a legit knife...but I'd be more impressed if the bottom wasn't cut off the tomato...less surface tension Stick Out Tongue
yeah he cheated a bit. it would have been cooler if he just swung it left at full speed. i think it would have gone through.
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2 things...
1st - this is a great knife- best 8" V10 knife for the price. I bought it 3.5 years ago.
2nd - This is not a deal price especially when it has always been priced at $65 as far as I can tell (which is the same price I bought it at in 2010)

If you want an alternative to the Tojiro for around the same price, then the Richmond Artifex is a slightly better knife especially for its sharpening attributes
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ria...atings-ref
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#14
I have the 240mm version and it's the sharpest knife I've ever handled, right out of the box. Haven't tried to sharpen it on my new whetstone yet since I'm afraid I'll fark it up. Tried sharpening my Global pairing knife on it the other day, ended up duller than before. sigh.

Anyways, Tojiro DP is awesome.
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#15
Great value starter knife, I got the boning knife while back because I wasn't about to spend $200 for a "utility" type knife that isn't used everyday. But it works great and didn't cost a fortune, I would definitely recommend their knives.

Sharpening on stones takes some getting used to especially if you are gonna freehand and not use any sort of jig for the angle. It took me a few times running through the paces to get a decent edge on when I first started to use them.

If you want aesthetics, ditch the Shun and get some Devin Thomas damascus Wink
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