The Konosuke GS+ Togatta ("pointed") Gyuto 245mm Ebony is a wonderful combination of old and new. The long, slender shape harkens back to the classic French profile or Sabatier profile chef knife. The construction, likewise, is a nod to the past history of fine blacksmithing. The materials and metallurgy are thoroughly modern however.
The GS+ series is an update of the very popular GS line that we have been selling for several years. Improved metallurgy and manufacturing have resulted in a knife that is a definite step up from the original. Some of these upgrades include raising the HRC to 61-62, smoother grinds, and better fit and finish. The inner GS+ core steel is clad in a semi stainless steel using the san-mai method. This makes for an easy to maintain blade while adding strength and shock protection to the core steel.
Unlike the base model Togatta, this knife comes with one of our favorite handles, the Khii Ebony octagonal. This beautiful piece is a delight to hold and behold. It is slightly narrower than conventional octagonal handles but many users have reported that they like this slimmer variety. As it is a heavier handle than the ho wood version it also changes the balance point of the knife, pushing it back toward the heel quite a bit.
So now you have a choice not only of aesthetics but also of performance characteristics. We are sure you will be happy with this new version.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Cladding: Semi Stainless
Edge Steel: GS+ Semi Stainless Steel
Edge Grind: Even
Edge Length: 243mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2mm
Handle: Ebony Octagonal Slim Line
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