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jm2hill
07-20-2011, 03:55 PM
Very western line of Tojiro's. I think they were just release?

Using its Molybdenum Vandium steel (same steel as ITK Bread Knife)

Not sure if I'm a fan of the new stuff. Handles kinda remind me of shun KO handles

what do you guys think?

some pics to be seen here:
http://tojiro.net/en/products/knives_w_forte.html

Eamon Burke
07-20-2011, 03:57 PM
Ugly as sin. :2cents:

bprescot
07-20-2011, 04:09 PM
Seriously. Like a strange fusion of Tojiro, Forschner Fibrox, and Wusthof Ikon.:puke:

Dave Martell
07-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Gack!

JohnnyChance
07-20-2011, 04:29 PM
They hardness rating is somewhere between "Middium" and "Hard".

Medium?

Jim
07-20-2011, 04:38 PM
A Flagship of Stainless Steel Knives with Beautiful Flowing Form...not.

mano
07-20-2011, 04:58 PM
Seriously. Like a strange fusion of Tojiro, Forschner Fibrox, and Wusthof Ikon.:puke:


Gack!



Ugly as sin. :2cents:

A Flagship of Stainless Steel Knives with Beautiful Flowing Form...not.


The average user won't know. They'll hook up with Macy's or another big chain and will probably sell a million of them!

Pensacola Tiger
07-20-2011, 05:12 PM
From the ad copy:

"Please enjoy a fusion of quality design and skills to realize that and the feeling will give you a new shock to you."

Couldn't say it better.

Kyle
07-20-2011, 05:22 PM
I read all the responses so far and it still didn't prepare me for how butt ugly these are!

Lefty
07-20-2011, 05:26 PM
From the ad copy:

"Please enjoy a fusion of quality design and skills to realize that and the feeling will give you a new shock to you."

Couldn't say it better.

Hahahahaha!

Darkhoek
07-20-2011, 05:36 PM
I remember Shun sporting something similar a while ago. I mean, don't they have eyes in their heads? It is a hysterical attempt to do something different and that's it. Well, it's different all right... :scratchhead:

D r HO k
a K e

mr drinky
07-20-2011, 05:48 PM
Wow, that is butt ugly. And what is with the writing all over the blade with different styles and fonts? It looks like someone did it on powerpoint.

But if that one isn't for you, you can always get the pimp knife shown on that same site.

tojiro all-stainless knife (http://tojiro.net/en/products/asknives_plus.html#)

k.

tk59
07-20-2011, 05:55 PM
I remember Shun sporting something similar a while ago. I mean, don't they have eyes in their heads? It is a hysterical attempt to do something different and that's it. Well, it's different all right... :scratchhead:

D r HO k
a K e

Yeah. Ken Onion. Gross.

Vertigo
07-20-2011, 06:01 PM
Nice, gonna pick up a few of these to go with my Guy Ferrero Rocher cleaver!

bprescot
07-20-2011, 06:25 PM
But if that one isn't for you, you can always get the pimp knife shown on that same site.

tojiro all-stainless knife (http://tojiro.net/en/products/asknives_plus.html#)

k.
Laugh all you want, but when the vampire apocalypse comes that bad boy would be indispensable. See you just flip the knife around and show the vampire the cross shaped handle and then stab them fast when they recoil in horror. I'm just shocked at your lack of foresight Drinky.:disdain:

stevenStefano
07-20-2011, 06:59 PM
BluewayJapan has them I see. They are scandalously expensive though. $155.99 for a 210 gyuto (http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-TOJIRO-Forte-Mo-Va-Gyuto-Knife-210mm-/380355837440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588ef97e00http://) which is moly steel, when you can get a 240 DP for $89.99 is pretty mystifying

Sorta unrelated, but I see at BluewayJapan they have a Tojiro DP 210 petty (http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-TOJIRO-DP-Cobalt-Carving-Knife-210mm-/230630940524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b2acdf6c) which I've never seen anywhere else. I love them and there are very few to choose from so I thought I'd mention it for those who are on the lookout

SpikeC
07-20-2011, 08:20 PM
And don't forget- Tojiro is the Number ONE company in the whole world!!

SpikeC
07-20-2011, 08:32 PM
Someone should tell them that Bablefish is not a suitable translation media for commercial purposes!

stevenStefano
07-20-2011, 08:34 PM
So many of those lines look awful and/or wierd. If they did a slightly spruced up version of the DP with a better handle I think they'd be onto a winner. The Flash/Senkou line is massively overpriced

Amon-Rukh
07-21-2011, 12:50 AM
WUT.

I have no idea what's going on here, but it frightens me. :scared4:
At least with the Fieri abomination I was already bracing myself before I clicked on the link....

Lefty
07-21-2011, 06:27 AM
Steven is right. They have one (maybe two) lines I'd even look at. The rest look like pure crap....

Dubsy
07-21-2011, 10:51 PM
why cant people get a sense of style? honestly, the only chef who'd buy that would be wearing this:
http://www.chefwear.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=393&DEPARTMENT_ID=5&
welcome to Tron, gentlemen.

cowboyardee
07-21-2011, 11:17 PM
Laugh all you want, but when the vampire apocalypse comes that bad boy would be indispensable. See you just flip the knife around and show the vampire the cross shaped handle and then stab them fast when they recoil in horror. I'm just shocked at your lack of foresight Drinky.:disdain:

You mean the whole vampire thing is gonna get even worse? Lordy, this thread is depressing.

Darkhoek
07-22-2011, 05:03 AM
You mean the whole vampire thing is gonna get even worse? Lordy, this thread is depressing.

Just make sure to build a thick garlic patina on the blade and have the handle custom made in silver and with a pointed saya made from old oak coffins, and you will be good to go against werewolves as well. :D

The DaaaarkHoooeeeek

MadMel
07-22-2011, 10:33 AM
OMG... looks like the Furi santoku