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HotDog
01-26-2013, 12:04 PM
Hey guys,

I have the opportunity to buy a Tojiro Yanagi and Usuba for the $150. I have only ever owned a western style Japanese knife and never a single bevel blade. I will be buying these with the intention of education. Something to learn the geometry and dynamics of an actual single bevel knife. My question is whether Tojiro carries a good enough reputation to merrit the $150 investment?

knyfeknerd
01-26-2013, 12:14 PM
I love my Tojiro knives. It's a great budget knife, and I have been using some of them for 10 years.

Mike9
01-26-2013, 12:40 PM
Tojiro are great knives for the money IMO. They were my first "real" knives after Shun and I still have a few. I like the shirogami ITK series. (Beware of the kiritsuke's though the grind on the belly can be way off and require a lot of work to correct.)

chinacats
01-26-2013, 01:38 PM
Just for another opinion, I bought a shirogami ITK petty and the edge had a nasty overgrind...guess it may be luck of the draw.

mainaman
01-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Just for another opinion, I bought a shirogami ITK petty and the edge had a nasty overgrind...guess it may be luck of the draw.
Mine was real bad as well. Made in China...

Benuser
01-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Avoid budget single bevel.

Marko Tsourkan
01-26-2013, 03:10 PM
I love my Tojiro knives. It's a great budget knife, and I have been using some of them for 10 years.

They are not what they used to be.

olpappy
01-28-2013, 08:50 PM
please don't compare the ITK shirogami line with the DP line or other lines, they are priced differently and if you order from a budget line you shouldn't expect the same as a more expensive line. The shirogami kurouchi line give you white steel at a cheap price but don't expect great grinding.

Dave Martell
01-28-2013, 09:12 PM
Avoid budget single bevel.

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Korin_Mari
01-31-2013, 04:19 PM
Avoid budget single bevel.

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Yes.