Tojiro DP Gyutou 8-In Chef’s Knife

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Tojiro Tojiro DP Gyutou 8-In Chef's Knife placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
364 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Testers liked chopping vegetables with the Tojiro because of its sharpness, control, and easy handling.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The VG-10 steel has alloy elements that resist wear, which means you won’t have to sharpen it as frequently, but you’re going to have to work harder to sharpen it when that time comes.
- Your Best Digs
The knife’s handle is made of Eco wood, which provides even more resistance to water than natural wood handles, and its edge is completely even so both right and left-handed users can wield it comfortably.
- Guide Nerd
What experts didn't like
Its lack of a curve in the belly makes cutting with a rocking motion awkward.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The other downside to Tojiro’s steel choice is that they layer a softer steel on either side of the extra-hard core. This looks kind of neat, but that softer steel is vulnerable to scratches.
- Your Best Digs
The main drawback to this knife is its softer stainless steel exterior. While it resists stains quite well, it is susceptible to scratches on the surface, although this only mars the surface appearance of the knife and doesn’t really affect its cutting edge.
- Guide Nerd

From The Manufacturer

Style: Gyutou, Steel Type: Stain-Resistant Steel, Saya Cover: Not Included, Blade: Double-Edged, Handle Material: Composite Wood, Hardness Rockwell C scale: 60 ±1. Available Sizes: 7.0", 8.2", 9.4", 10.5".

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Expert Reviews: 5
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Expert Reviews: 3
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Expert Reviews: 4
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Expert Reviews: 7
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Expert Reviews: 4
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Expert Reviews: 3
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