The Konosuke HD2 line of knives is the stuff of legend. If you like a laser, this is a knife that has to be tried and, probably, owned. It defines a class with its amazing grind, simple elegance, and extreme abilities.
Itís a laser, so it is ultra-thin. But it is still a rigid and responsive knife. The grind is slightly convex and it manifests this in an ability to make food molecules part before it!
This kiritsuke version of the classic HD gyuto
is a rare beast and in many circles a most desirable one. The obvious physical difference is the kiritsuke tip. It makes for a more blade-forward balance while enhancing its cutting capabilities, especially with more intricate food preparations. It looks super cool too!
The most pronounced difference, however, is a profile for more flat than the standard gyuto. There is almost twice as much flat area and it is this difference that sets the kiritsuke apart and makes it a favorite for many users.
This knife is given extra value in that it features a Khii ebony 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. Please note that Konosuke gaps the handle and exposes the shoulders of the machi. This is called Tokyo Style and is intentional.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel Type: HD2, Semi Stainless
Height above heel: 51mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.5mm
Blade length heel to tip: 233mm
Weight: 6.2 ounces
Please note Konosuke intentionally gaps the handle and machi for aesthetics. See handle.