I love the Tosagata-style knives, they were my favorites from my grandmothers kitchen. Sadly, when my grandmother died, they went to her son (which makes sense, but, well...) Hida Tool is an excellent company to deal with as well.
Tosagata refers to a country-style knife, they are made in a limited region of Japan and are typically laminated steel, or steel and iron, they make excellent and tough blades. That being said...
The Victorinox offers a good deal, it is a good choice for the money and due to how the steel is made, it has a fine tooth, that aids in cutting many things. It does not cut as smoothly as fine forged steel, but, it is a very useful tool.
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