Konosuke-Sakai is a knife company based in the heart of the Japanese knife industry, Sakai City. They have been in business for over 80 years, and have earned an enviable reputation for quality and superb performance among chefs, knife lovers, and collectors. The company employs many different blacksmiths and sharpeners to create the huge variety of products they offer, each being a master of both the materials they use and their required skill sets.
The GS line of lasers has been in production for several years and has recently seen an upgrade to the current “plus” status. The GS+ line focuses on details we feel make a difference not only in the day-to-day use and performance of the knife, but also in the life of the blade. Improvements include a raised HRC to 61-62, smoother grinds, and even better fit and finish.
Togatta means pointed in Japanese and this name is aptly used in conjunction with this classic French profile blade. The knife is almost a cross between a sujihiki and a gyuto, and as such can perform many cutting and slicing tasks around the kitchen. It is, of course, a true laser, boasting a thin 2.2mm spine at the heel and a behind-the-edge grind that is quite extraordinary.
The handle we have chosen for this particular variety echoes the basics of this blade perfectly. It is beautifully made of ebony and laurel in a slim, octagonal shape—a fitting addition to an already great item. The felt protector fits better than a saya on this model.
Weight: 5.0 ounces
Blade Length: 235 mm
Total Length: 395 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 48 mm
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