Tojiro DP Gyuto 210mm

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The Tojiro DP is outstanding value and a hugely popular mid-sized chef knife for home and professional use thanks to its robust construction and easy to care for and sharpen VG10 core steel.

First Impressions

A classic line from one of Japan's high profile makers, the Fujitora DP is a no-fuss, quality range of knives at an excellent price point. Used widely both at home and in professional kitchens they're a great workhorse that's easy to look after and sharpen.


Classy looks and a refined finish the vertical hairline on the cladding steel runs down to the polished core steel to make a very stylish looking knife and with the integrated bolster and full tang black pakka wood handle, the DP is a great looking knife to show off on your rack or block when not in use.

In Hand

With the integrated bolster and relatively large pakka wood yo handle the balance point on the DP range generally tends to be around the bolster on all the knives and in hand it lends itself to being quite nimble and easy to manoeuvre around your ingredients. 

The handle is also relatively large and with the knives being a bit heavier than a wa-handled counterpart, they're comfortable in use for extended periods of time.


The VG10 core on the DP line offers a good level of hardness and edge retention and at around 60HRC, while not being as hard as some other steels this does give a little more robustness (although obviously still take care when cutting!).

It'll still take an edge quickly and easily and is a solid and common steel choice for many knives for this reason.

Ease of Care

Follow our normal care instructions and this is a knife that will serve you well for many years as it's a stainless core clad in stainless steel so there's not too much to worry about here.

Our Verdict

The Tojiro DP line is excellent value particularly for anyone looking at a fuss free entry into the world of Japanese knives, a gift for a keen cook or someone perhaps looking to add another knife to an expanding collection for different jobs.

The stainless cladding and VG10 core are easy to look after and sharpen and the yo-handle and weight are more familiar for those used to Western chef knives. 

An easy to recommend choice any time.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 214mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 344mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 44.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.82mm (Spine width above the heel) 1.82mm (Measured halfway along spine) 0.95mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 196 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60±1 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: TOJ-005

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend the narrow fit 210mm magnolia saya or a large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker


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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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