Konosuke makes knives in virtually every category, steel, finish, and style. They use the best materials in their construction and collaborate with some of the best smiths and sharpeners in Japan. While VG-10 is a popular steel found in many knife makers’ catalogs, it is an unusual choice for upper end makers to employ.
This is a shame because it really is a great stainless steel for kitchen knives. In fact it is the most popular stainless steel used in Japan. We are therefore very pleased to be able to offer these hand crafted knives using this great steel made by one of the very best blacksmiths in Japan.
The Konosuke VG-10 Damascus Gyuto 210mm is a beautiful knife in every regard. The stunning damascus finish is one of the nicest we have seen. It is like looking into a frosted lake. The way that it fades into the exquisite shinogi is pure art. Of course the fit and finish is exemplary. This is a pure Konosuke after all. And like most of their knives it runs short at 196mm with a well-proportioned height of 46mm. It is compact yet long enough for virtually every cutting task. The blade is stiff and feels solid. But the grinds are what really distinguish this great knife—perfect edge geometry and a profile to please almost every user.
This knife flies under the radar a bit but we feel it is one of the nicest VG-10 knives we have ever seen or used. These will not be available for much longer and we suggest acting now if you want one. Stunning looks and performance in an easy to maintain blade make this one of our top picks for an heirloom quality gyuto.
Weight: 5.4 ounces
Blade Length: 196 mm
Total Length: 360 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.4 mm
Blade Height: 46.0 mm
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