Tojiro 180mm R2 powder steel Gyuto knife with riveted western handle. HRC 64.
307mm overall, height at heel 44mm, 179 grams
Tojiro's R2 knives are super thin behind the edge, and sport R-2 powder steel (also known as SG2) at the core hardened to 64 HRC; making for a long-lived cutting edge. The handles are made of black stamina wood; which is an extremely stable material fabricated with resin-impregnated wood veneers that have been compressed under high heat.
Tojiro was founded in 1953 in Niigata and have been making affordable, high-quality knives ever since. They are one of the largest knife makers in Japan. They utilize a variety of steels in their knives, stainless and carbon, and both traditional Japanese knives and Western style double bevel knives are available.