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Mannnnnnny Questions

Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:48 am


We recently purchased three knives from you:

· Tojiro 210mm Gyuto

· Tojiro 90mm Pairing

· Tojiro 270mm IDK Bread

All arrived in good condition (210mm Gyuto had a very minor nick) and quickly—so much appreciated. We’re looking forward to using them.


1. My wife ordered the two Tojiro knives (Gyuto/Pairing) separate rather than the set (I had asked her to purchase “both” thinking she’d buy the set which was cheaper)

a. Assuming the knives ordered are the same as the set (SKU numbers indicate they are) I’d like to request that $20 difference (individual purchase versus group) which I would use immediately on a couple of purchases

i. Tojiro Santoku 165mm or 170mm when it is back in stock (or an equivalent)

ii. Carbon Knife (looking for guidance here)

iii. Shun Bamboo Block

iv. Sharpening Tools

2. I’d like to order the Shun Bamboo 11 slot Block, but want to know if there is room (and a fit) for:

a. The Tojiro 210mm Gyuto

b. The Tojiro 270mm Bread (most concerned about this one)

c. The future Santoku

3. Given the three knives I’ve got now, what would be your recommendation for a carbon purchase

a. Right handed

b. 60/40 Push cut to rock

c. You know the knives I’ve already got above (Is there a Carbon Santoku worth looking at perhaps?)

d. Primary purpose is to really learn/use carbon a bit

e. I clean knives right after using pretty religiously

f. I’m willing to learn how to sharpen (in fact am looking forward to it)

4. Can you recommend a sharpening method/tool(s) for the above knives

a. One listed in your sharpening videos is out of stock

Sorry to bury you with questions, but I’m kind of on a roll and enjoying replacing our old Wusthof set.



Re: Mannnnnnny Questions

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:01 am

Hi AC,

We actually get the Tojiros as a set at a discount from the manufacturer and we can't discount you now that you bought them al a cart. Sorry about that.

For Sharpening this is all you need: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knshcoset.html

The Block should work but I wouldn't know for sure unless I took out every knife and fit them all in the black for you and I'm too busy to do that. I did take the time to try the Tojiro Bread knife and
it fits in the large slot next to the top one.

If you want a good carbon santoku try this, you'll love it: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/moritaka6.html

I'm sure you'll get a few other suggestions too.

Re: Mannnnnnny Questions

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:25 am

Tojiro IDK breadknife? (In da' kitchen?) :mrgreen:

I don't think the breadknife is going to fit in that block, and if it does much of the knife will likely be sticking out. Your best bet for the ITK breadknife (which I absolutely love BTW) is a magnetic strip or a sheath for it.

The block should fit the santoku and 210, those are common sizes and I believe the Shun equivalents are taller meaning you should have some room.

As far as a carbon knife goes to compliment your others? I'd probably go with a 240 or 270mm Sujihiki.

Reason being: You have a 210 gyuto and paring knife. The only thing missing is a slicer, and you need something longer than 210 for your slicer in my opinion.

Since you would like to learn more about carbon maintenance and are going to be a home user, the Fujiwara carbon would be a good choice. It's cheap and tough, and will reward a user who puts a little time into taking care of it. Holds and takes a great edge, but steel is a bit reactive at first. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkmsu27.html

Re: Mannnnnnny Questions

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:15 pm

This is a good sharpening set up:


and this is a good carbon santoku:


Re: Mannnnnnny Questions

Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:33 am

The Hiromoto Aogami Super Santoku (190mm) is a nice knife I own and like (and so does my GF). I tend to prefer longer knives, so don't use it that much, but it's a good fit for some jobs, especially smaller ones. It's pretty thin, and can hang with my Konosuke HD laser in that area. Stainless clad, so you only have to worry about taking care of the edge. Out of stock at the moment, but it's a nice knife at a reasonable price. F/F wasn't perfect on the handle, but I really like the way it cuts.
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