The Togiharu Chinese Cleaver is made out of carbon steel and has a rosewood handle. The carbon steel is a special professional steel that famous knife makers in Japan have been using for over 60 years. The carbon steel stays sharp for a long time and it is strong & durable. Chinese cleavers are excellent all-purpose kitchen knives, ideal for slicing boneless meats and vegetables, crushing spices, and moving ingredients from the cutting board to the pan.
Togiharu is Korin’s house brand and was created with the user in mind. The Togiharu brand was created for functionality and is Korin’s most affordable brand of knives. The brand name was derived from Grand Master sharpener Shouzou Mizuyama’s father’s sharpening store. Master Mizuyama’s father was a celebrated sharpener in his own right, having received recognition from the emperor for his traditional sharpening skills. Togiharu knives are produced by a highly respected knife maker in Japan who manufactures the top-name Japanese brands. The difference in the Togiharu lines lies in the quality control and hand-finishing aspects of production. These knives are inspected one-by-one for quality - they are not mass handled. The final edge finishing process is done by hand, ensuring unparalleled sharpness right out of the box.