140mm stainless mini-santoku with western handle, 240mm overall, height at heel 40mm, 81 grams
Tojiro’s A-1 knives are the ultimate entry level Japanese knife on a tight budget. The very thin blades and VG-10 stainless steel core make for a great edge life and cutting feel. You really can’t go wrong for the money!
Tojiro was founded in 1953 in Niigata and have been making affordable, high-quality knives ever since. They are one of the largest knife makers in Japan. They utilize a variety of steels in their knives, including Hitachi’s Aogami and Shirogami carbon steels, the ever popular VG-10 stainless, and R-2 powder steel. Both traditional Japanese knives and Western style double bevel knives are available.