This beautiful knife is one of a kind. Made by one of the top blacksmiths in Japan this blade is made with a solid piece of blue #2 steel and it's hand forged and water quenched in a very similar way that katana swords have traditionally been made. The knife has a beautiful mirror finish and ground equally on both sides for easy use by right or left handed users. The custom handle was done by Isaiah Scrhoeder and it's made of stabilized spalted bukeye burl with a piece with a nickel silver spacer.
One of the best knives I own! Superb craftsmanship! a real pleasure to use and look at. The presentation is flawless and the handle is the best i’ve seen from a Wa-honyaki from Konosuke.
Marks service is bar none one of the best in the industry and a great gut to do business with! No complaints here!
A Gorgeous Knife. Isaiah knows handles/wood types. The Konosuke (Ko no’ ski) Honyaki gyuto is well made; thicker than the HD/SS Konos yet thinner than the Fujiyama Konos - very happy with fit/finish/feel. As ALWAYS,MARK/CKTG is #1 in customer service!!! Get Yourself one if You can!
Out of all the knives I own,(other konos included) by far the best of the best. Nothing can compare to it period. No words can truly describe this blade. Worth every penny. Thanks many times over to Mark for getting it.
I studied long and hard. I didn’t want upgrade-itis. I’m left handed,and I wanted the finest example of a Honyaki Wa Gyuto that I could find. I still cherish this purchase. Mine came from this great site,but has a different handle,with beautiful Koa wood. I don’t want to use this like I’d use a typical "laser" I use this for flawless,perfect,but careful cuts. This blade sharpens like a dream and holds an edge rather well. It’s balance in my hand and fit and finish are exactly what I was looking for.