Konosuke Sakai has been working on this new product for a couple years now and itís a new direction that is responding to requests for a thicker gyuto, taller heel, and natural stone finish.
This new knife is the result of 3 years testing and development on a method to finish our blades in-house so that the surface was utterly free from low spots. Then about two years ago, we started thinking about a new blade that could be easily re-sharpened, giving the customers a blade that could be put directly on any natural polishing stone. Free of any low spots. Thicker with much taller heel height, one-third of the blade finished in Kaneshige on bench stones.
After much time spent working with the Tanaka and Miyojin to produce a blade they could finish in-house. Introducing the Konosuke Kaiju. The specs are as follows: