Konosuke is easily one of the most popular brands we stock at CKTG. Their impressive line of knives encompasses a wide variety of materials and finishes. They make their blades from some of the best steels available and use blacksmiths that have attained legendary status to craft these functional works of art.
Boasting a core of semi stainless SKD steel, these blades are a hammer forged san-mai constructions with a stainless steel cladding. The core steel is hardened to a fairly high 62 HRC. The cladding is treated to a beautiful kurouchi tsuchime finish which is artfully applied and feathered into the sublime satin lower blade road. This in turn reveals the inner core steel which is polished to a high luster.
The blade length is slightly over the advertised number, which is unusual for a Sanjo-made knife, and the height is well proportioned, coming in at 47mm. Grinds and edge geometry are typical Konosuke: first class! The knife has a good overall balance which is aided by the classic octagonal ho wood and buffalo horn handle.
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Steel on Edge: SKD
Knife Type: Gyuto
Edge Grind: Even See Choil Shot
Edge Length: 245mm
Weight: 6.2oz / 176g
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Handle: Ho Octagonal