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Konosuke HD2 Gyuto 240mm Western Sale
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Konosuke HD2 Gyuto 240mm Western Sale

Item #: KHD2-G240West

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Little needs to be said about Konosuke knives that has not been repeated countless times. They are easily some of the most popular and highly regarded knives we carry—the incredible Fujiyama series, the outstanding MM line, or the super popular lasers.

One of the most sought after sub-brands is their HD range of gyutos. Over the years these have often been in short supply and thus extremely desirable to users and collectors. The HD is a true laser, constructed from HD2, a semi-stainless steel. The heat treat on the blade is in the range of 61 HRC. In keeping with the term laser, it is not only thin at the spine, but it is insanely thin behind the edge. With the thinness of the blade and the steel's ability to take and hold a very acute angle, and you have a blade that is the literal “fall through food” contender.

One of the most popular of the HD variations has been the western handle variety. Unfortunately these have been unavailable over the past few years. In fact, collectors have been paying well over the regular price to obtain one of these unicorns. But now we are happy to announce the return of this venerable kitchen cutter to our store. It's a wonderful tool and has been a big hole in our inventory since we ran out of them in 2016. The subtly convex blade is a thing of simple beauty and they perform like few knives out there. The Konosuke HD2 Gyuto 240mm Western is an iconic design that is simply a knife you must try.

  • Maker: Konosuke
  • Location: Sakai, Japan
  • Construction: Laser Cut, Mono Steel
  • Steel Type: HD2
  • Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Blade Length: 247 mm
  • Total Length: 376 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 49.5 mm
  • Handle: Yo (Western)
  • Scales: Black Pakka Wood
  • Edge: 50/50

  • Customer Reviews

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    4  Kono HD2 240 western, February 24, 2020
    Posted By: Scott - verified customer

    I will start with the negative, fit and finish of the western handle. The spine and bolsters are both slightly proud of the handle scales, you can catch a thumb nail on them. The spine is very sharp and the taper part of the bolster should be finished to a higher grit. I will correct them on my own over time. (Already rounded the spine.) it is not sloppy by any means, just needed a bit more finish work. All gaps are tight.

    That said, shipping was very fast and the knife arrived extremely sharp. The balance of this knife is perfectly neutral and it is not tip heavy at all. Just a joy to use. We eat a lot of vegetables, greens, zucchini, onions etc and this makes processing them down a breeze.


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    5  Incredible "Gateway" knife, November 13, 2019
    Posted By: ddfeldman
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is my first foray into Japanese steel. Coming from a purely german knife background, I felt that the western handle was the way to go. I'm glad I did as this eased the transition, and boy what a difference! The thinness and sharpness of this blade is a revelation. After just a few uses, I put my Wustofs to the side and am now in the process of revamping my entire knife set (including my first Wa handle.)
    I don't have a ton of others to compare this one to, but after trying out the Misono UX10 and the Masamoto VG10, I'd chose this one, hands down every time.


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