The Geeky Stuff
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.
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:
Each TOG knife is individually numbered on the blade.
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.
Blades sharpened to 10° each side giving a balance between extreme sharpness and resistance to damage.
Laser etched graphics will never fade and there is no ink to come off in your food, unlike with other brands.
No thick metal hilt at the heel of the knife, which means the blade can be sharpened along its full length.
Welded stainless steel bolster improves durability and creates the perfect balance of the knife.
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.
Laser-etched 600-year-old Japanese pattern gives texture.
Scoop feature for your little finger gives control and precision.
‘Full tang’ construction (blade running full length of knife) gives additional strength.