Posted By: DTSlauson
- verified customerOutstanding performance, superb cutter. When it arrived I pulled it out the box and ran some quick tests, with no extra sharpening. I like to try cutting a thick carrot into paper thin slices and gauge the effort it takes. The Konosuke HD required just a very tiny effort to push cut, and using a forward slice it simply glides through a carrot with just it's own (very light!) weight applied. It cuts so smoothly that it feels about like slicing a ripe yellow squash instead of a hard carrot... really. It's a beautiful knife and an absolute pleasure to use.
This knife is quite similar to my standard profile Konosuke HH stainless gyuto which is also superb. But this knife, with it's funayuki profile, is a little sleeker and narrower near the tip. I find that it lends itself just a bit better to fine detail cuts, providing a little more control when using the front of the knife. Both the HD funi and HH stainless are so good that I haven't yet decided which I prefer. I'll be keeping both!
Fit and finish are very good with nicely rounded spine and choil for handling comfort. Mine came with a buffalo horn ferrule, which I thought was a nice touch. Very fast shipping and service!
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