The Konosuke Togatta GS+ is a true laser, featuring a thin 2.2mm spine at the heel and a behind-the-edge grind that is in a league of its own. It has an edge profile that is more rocker than pusher but it will find favor with both styles of users. Togatta means pointed in Japanese, and it aptly describes the very famous blade design known as the French Profile. This ubiquitous design has reigned supreme in Europe for many decades but recently has been adapted by several Japanese knife makers to be reinterpreted in various forms and steels.
The blade is made with a semi stainless steel GS core that is heat treated to a HRC rating of 61-62. The core is laminated with a semi stainless steel which protects and strengthens the blade. It also makes for much easier maintenance. The grinds are made super smooth and the overall fit and finish is pure Konosuke. The core is clad with a softer stainless layer.
We have arranged to have several of these blades coupled to custom handles made by our skilled woodworkers. These fine handles not only add to the wonderful aesthetic value of the blade but also feature a slightly larger diameter profile than the stock offerings. This increases comfort and affords a sure grip for those users with larger hands. A felt protector fits better than a saya on this knife.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Cladding: Semi Stainless
Edge Steel: GS+
Edge Grind: Even
Edge Length: 235mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2mm
Handle: Custom Stabilized Octagonal
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