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Christmas Gift Guide 2021

BEST FOR A TOG SUPERFAN

Love someone who loves TOG? Give the gift of choice. Our digital vouchers can be for any value you like and can be used towards any of our products. We can email them on a date you choose.

“Words can’t describe how happy I am with both the knives I have purchased. I will only be buying from TOG from now on. I couldn’t recommend them any higher. You won’t regret your purchase!!”

BEST FOR A PROFESSIONAL CHEF

£410

Searching for a gift for a chef? Nyūmon in Japanese means ‘introductory’. The Office Knife and the Gyuto are the two most important knives for most chefs. Great for those just starting out or those looking to upgrade the basics. A gift that will last a lifetime. 

“I bought TOG knives for my daughter who is just starting her career as a chef … she absolutely loves the knives and is over the moon.”

BEST FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS

£630

New home or new kitchen? This is the perfect starter set for the home enthusiast. Shokutsū in Japanese means ‘Foodie’ and is the ideal set to cover all the main tasks in the kitchen.

“Received this set as a present….can’t believe how great these knives are! Cut through everything so easily, makes cooking even more of a pleasure.”

ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT

£1,030

Searching for a super special foodie gift this Christmas? The Kyūkyoku Set (meaning ultimate) includes a set of 4 knives and the almighty TOG x Billy Tannery knife block to store and display them. Plus a ceramic honing rod to keep them super sharp. Job done.

“I’ve had my set for close to 3 years now. Even though I use them on a regular basis, never been sharpened and years away from needing it.”

TOG Higonokami Folding Knife

BEST FOR FORAGERS AND INTERNET SHOPPERS

£40

Made by 5th generation blacksmith Mr Nagao, a Higonokami is a Japanese pocket knife. This little guy is tiny but tough and comes in a brown carry case keyring. Perfect for foraging or opening packages and boxes if you’ve gone overboard with the Christmas shopping….

“Great little knife for a chef or outdoors person for all those small jobs. Very strong and solid blade, no fear of snapping and easy to sharpen.”

BEST FOR ADVENTURERS

£60

This premium Higonokami is made from 3 layers of stainless steel. The VG10 core has a very similar performance to the steel used in TOG’s kitchen knives. Perfect rust-resistant foldable knife for camping trips, beaches or holidays.

“I absolutely love my Higonkami knife. I carry mine all the time and use everyday for opening parcels, sharpening pencils, and cutting limes for my G&T!”

BEST STOCKING FILLERS

FROM £12

After some stocking filler ideas for the foodie in your life? Board balm to keep wooden chopping boards in tip top condition. Blade cleaner for cleaning metal. Higonokami Classic folding knife for those little jobs around the house. Or you can’t go wrong with a bottle of our TOG gin, infused with Burdock, Japanese Cherry wood, Seaweed and Sesame.

BEST FOR A VEGGIE

£210

It IS possible to enjoy chopping a butternut squash. With the right tool for the job, prepping veg is a breeze. We recommend our 14cm Mini Bunka and your favourite playlist.

Also consider the larger Nakiri.

“Great knife lovely balance so perfect for small veggies.”

BEST FIRST HIGH-END KNIFE

£230

Don’t know which knife should start your collection? We always recommend our multipurpose Santoku – it’s our most popular knife. And for good reason. ‘Santoku’ in Japanese means ‘three virtues’ relating to its proficiency with meat, fish and vegetables (or with mincing, slicing and dicing). It’s the most versatile of all knives and once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back.

“The Santoku is out of this world, an absolute joy to use and my girlfriend is already sick of me asking “is there anything else I can chop?” every time we cook.”

BEST FOR A HEAD CHEF

£820

Buying for a top chef this Christmas? The Ryōri-chō set contains the four most important knives for professional chefs and a honing rod to keep them sharp.

“I’ve been a professional chef for 20 something years and these are by far my best set of knives. Super easy to keep sharp and better balanced than any other knife I’ve owned.”

BEST FOR CHRISTMAS DAY… AND BEYOND

£290

No Christmas table is complete without a carving knife. Our Sujihiki is a thin, double-bevel Japanese knife designed for slicing everything from the turkey to the salmon terrine. This knife is such fun you’ll be slicing all year.

“Far superior to the carving knife it replaced. Made carving Christmas dinner a treat & had to fight with son as to who carved for seconds. A very nice knife, well balanced and very tactile.”

TOG Knife Storage Block

BEST FOR COLLECTORS

£315

Are you growing your knife collection? You’ll need somewhere to store and display your beauties. Our magnetic TOG X Billy Tannery knife block will take pride of place on your worktop. Or if you’re short of space, get one of our brand new knife racks up on your wall.

“[The TOG Knife Block] is a beautiful product.. strong magnets, simple to affix the base to the block. Looks lovely too.”

BEST FOR LEARNING A NEW SKILL

£135

Kick start a knife sharpening obsession with our super high grade Japanese whetstone starter set. With our awesome sharpening guide this is everything you need to get your knives super sharp.

“The sharpening stones are wonderful. All my knives are so sharp now. The instructions are perfect. So great to be able to sharpen them myself.”

BEST FOR A GIN LOVER

£260

The Christmas gift that keeps giving long after you’ve finished the bottle of TOG gin as the Petty knife and Ant chopping board are perfect for prepping small fruit and veg.

“Excellent knife – great weight and blade. Cutting board is of great quality, very sturdy, and easily cleaned. Gin was great.”

BEST FOR HOME COOKS

£255

Put a smile on the face of your favourite foodie on Christmas morning. This huge butcher’s block style chopping board is the ultimate statement piece of all your food prep.

“Outstanding – a real piece of craftsmanship. I generally hate having anything out on my kitchen counter but for the Tog board I have made an exception.