Konosuke HD2 Funayuki Gyuto 270mm Ebony. Konosuke HD Gyuto 240mm has a new and improved shape. This one has a larger flat spot on the edge which is ideal for general kitchen use and especially push cutting. This is one of our favorite blade shapes so we asked Konosuke to make them exclusively for CKTG. The 270mm Funayuki/gyuto has a 2 sided edge and comes with an ebony octagonal handle and blond buffalo ferrule. It's also easier to sharpen.
I gotta be honest,I didn’t think I was gonna like this blade all that much. I thought I was just spending a lot of money to test drive the funy to see if I liked the style,so I could get the one from the FujiBlue#2 series to go with my Bunka. And it being a laser was a tough sell for me as well,I like a beefier blade. Buuut.....
I love this knife! It has a tremendous feel in the hand. Nice and light with a little bit of substance thanks to the handle and a touch of flex as well,which helps for the specific tasks it gets used for,skinning and portioning sides of fish. I measured the blade upon it’s arrival,although they escape me,the length was longer than 270 and the depth was shallower than I expected but still plenty of knuckle clearance. The OOTB edge was phenomenal,at only a week old I have no reason to run it through my stones,so I can’t comment on how long it takes to get AND hold it’s edge. But I’m sure that won’t be an issue for me. It handled root vegetables with no problem and minute sticking.
If you’re in the market for a 270 and want a sleeker blade than a true gyuto,I highly recommend this knife. Plus it will make all the Laser Geeks’ jaws hit the floor in awe.
After replacing all my knives I thought I was finished with mono steel knives. I needed a 270 for all my fish fabrication and rolled the dice with this model,to which I’m extremely glad the gamble paid off. I Love This Blade! It can handle a lot more than just proteins,I have quite a bit of root veg on my menu and it handles those with ease as well. If you’re in the market for a flatter profile gyuto,I would highly recommend this blade. You get a sense that the sleeker profile and weight of the metal comes off as being a little light,if you’re used to the heftier knives,such as myself but the ebony handle balances it out quite nicely. Which is what makes me really appreciate this knife immensely. After 6 weeks of extensive use the edge is holding up real nicely. Another surprise. I’m sure I’ll be putting my edge on it and running it through the stone progression once the Snow White arrives. I wish I had a good enough reason to get another one of these HD2s but now is not the time,maybe down the road I’ll make something up to get one more.