Konosuke Sakai is undoubtedly one of the most famous knife companies heralding from the heart of the Japanese knife industry, Sakai City. They have been making high-quality blades for over 80 years. During that time, they have earned an enviable reputation for quality and superb performance among many knife cognoscenti.
Konosuke is one of our most popular manufacturers and the HD line is one of our biggest selling single lines. When they were first released, they would sell out within minutes of being put online!
The HD steel is a semi-stainless steel that Konosuke heat treats to a hardness of about 61 Rockwell. This results in an easy-to-sharpen edge with an ability to maintain that edge even after the longest work session.
Petty knives are small utility knives of Japanese design. They can vary significantly in both profile and size, going from 75mm to 210mm. They are very similar to the common western paring or utility knife and are adept at many small and detailed cutting tasks. Petties are also perfect for preparing garnishes and other artistic cutting tasks. This very light and nimble knife is the epitome of a Konosuke blade. You owe it to yourself to try one!