Konosuke HD 210mm Gyuto. The HD line from Konosuke has the same dimensions as the White #2 line, but is made from a proprietary semi-stainless steel to provide that extra protection from discoloration. Care does need to be taken to prevent rusting, but these knives take on a great patina which will also help to curb discoloration. This 210mm Gyuto is hands down, the most popular knife amongst home cooks. It is the perfect size for the home kitchen or when cutting board real estate is at a premium. It is the all-around multi-tasking blade and great for so many jobs. Heat-treated to an HRC of 61, these blades are attached to a western style handle made of Corian. As with all of our Konosuke knives, these come with the option of a matching saya.
Great knife. Very sharp OOTB. Profile and grind make the the all purpose kitchen knife. The only downside is the western style corian handle does make then knife a bit heavy - but the weight is advertised on the site so you know what your are buying. A benefit of the heavier corian is that the knife is balanced over the ferule,rather than over the blade as many gyutos are. Really,it seems you can’t go wrong with this steel - pick the handle that works best for you.