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TOG blades are made from a special steel, roll-forged in Seki City, Japan, using 800 year old Samurai Swordmaking techniques. 21 layers of metal are combined to produce the ridiculously sharp blade and ensure that it stays sharp.

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Ten antimicrobial copper alloy layers give TOG blades their unique stripes and make TOG blades the most hygienic on the market. Each copper layer is about half the thickness of a human hair.  Microscope cross section:

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Each TOG knife is individually numbered on the blade.

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Incredible cutting performance from a central layer of high-carbon (1%) steel. This core is made from a very high quality Japanese steel called Acuto 440 that is similar to Western ‘440C’. This is hardened to Rockwell Hardness (HRC) 58-60 which is harder than most knives and typical of knives from Seki. Above this hardness the risk of chipping increases.

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Blades sharpened to 10° each side giving a balance between extreme sharpness and resistance to damage.

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Laser etched graphics will never fade and there is no ink to come off in your food, unlike with other brands.

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No thick metal hilt at the heel of the knife, which means the blade can be sharpened along its full length.

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Welded stainless steel bolster improves durability and creates the perfect balance of the knife.

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TOG handles are made from Kebony maple, a Norweigan eco- alternative to tropical hardwood. Kebony is made by treating FSC softwood with a bio-waste liquid, using heat and pressure and the result is hard, durable and water resistant.

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Laser-etched 600-year-old Japanese pattern gives texture.

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Scoop feature for your little finger gives control and precision.

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‘Full tang’ construction (blade running full length of knife) gives additional strength.

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