300mm kiritsuke sujihiki with iron and #2 white steel blade, hand forged and hardened to HRC 64 with octagonal ho wood handle and horn ferrule, blade is light and thin with a distinctive rhomboidal cross section; it is thickest about 3/4″ – 20mm from edge rather than at the spine. This makes for a tiny bit more resistance during cutting but there is less friction and sticking of starchy and or wet vegetables that normally stic to the sides pop off smoothly during cutting.
Konosuke Sakai (pr. Ko-no-skay) is the newest branch of the Kawamura family knife making business Kaneshige Cutlery specializing in the fine hand made knives in the Sakai City tradition since 1932.
Konosuke Sakai knives represent some of the finest knife making in Sakai City; famous for the high quality hand made professional quality knives. Konsuke knives are an innovative blend of traditional materials, designs and techniques with new steels and designs always made with the exacting standards of the best Sakai craftsmanship.
Our Konosuke knives are made to order for us and arrive in small batches, if you don’t see what you are interested in, feel free to inquire as to what is being made for us.
*Please note, not all of these have a blond horn ferrule, they typically arrive with a black one. Right now we only have black horn.