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.
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
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