Without a doubt, one of the most popular and talked about knives in the CKTG store is the Konosuke HD Gyuto
. It is the laser by which most other lasers have been judged. It not only boasts the usual, exemplary fit and finish common to all Konosuke high end knives, but the beauty is more than skin deep.
The ultra-thin grind is pretty much unlike any other we know. This knife falls through produce. It is light, yet it is stiff and responsive. The term razor sharp is given true meaning with the out of the box edge. It is a knife that is all about subtleties and simplicity. The subtly convex blade is a thing of simple beauty. Slice into a soft tomato or other produce and be prepared to be amazed. Elegance in design and function.
Made from HD semi stainless steel, the Konosuke HD2 Gyuto is easier to care for than other equivalents made from high carbon steels. It will patina over time, or you can keep it polished!
This knife is given extra value in that it features a Khii Laurel handle. This is another example of the Konosuke devotion to quality. It is perfectly sized and weighted to balance the blade in feel, heft, and aesthetics. This is a great knife made greater with the addition of the beautiful handle.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel, Laser Cut
Height above heel: 48.3mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.3mm
Spine at middle of blade: 1.75mm
Spine 1cm from tip: 0.65mm
Blade length heel to tip: 235.9mm
Weight: 5.4 Ounces
Handle: Konsouke Khii Laurel Octagonal
Please note these knives have intentionally gapped machi on the handles. It's called "Tokyo Style." See the photos.