240mm shirogami kiritsuke gyuto, 400mm overall, height at heel 51mm, 210 grams
Shirogami is a highly reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the core is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.
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.